Search Fuzziness

Fuzzy search in HippoEDIT (activated by Fuzzy Mode flag on Search dialog or called using API) uses approximate text matching algorithm, based on Levenstein distance, to find text blocks similar to provided.

The closeness of the match (how many primitive operations as insert/delete/substitute necessary to convert the text into an exact match) controlled by Search Fuzziness option, that can be changed using following XML flag in settings.xml:


Fuziness is percentage value from 0 till 100, where fuziness = 100 * number of operations / search pattern length By default search fuziness is 25.

The feature available from HippoEDIT 1.51

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