Algolia uses 3 features to handle the users’ typing mistakes:
- A letter is replaced by another: “iphXne” instead of “iPhone”
- Two letters switched position: “iPhnoe” instead of “iPhone”
By default, Algolia considers that an object without any typing mistake is more relevant and will therefore rank it higher in the results list.
2/ Split and Concatenation
- A space or a special character is missing: “RayBan” instead of “Ray-Ban”
- A space or a special character is unnecessary: “i-Phone” or “i Phone” for “iPhone”
You can define a list of Synonyms to help users find the objects they want even if they don’t use the right words.
These features are configurable via the Dashboard or via the API.
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