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FuzzyQuery - fuzzy terms and misspellings are ranked higher than exact matches
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Key: LUCENE-2557
URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2557
Project: Lucene - Java
Issue Type: Bug
Components: Query/Scoring
Affects Versions: 3.0.2
Reporter: Jingkei Ly


The FuzzyQuery often causes misspellings to be ranked higher than the exact match, which seems to be an undesirable property generally.

For example, in an index of surnames, if I search using a FuzzyQuery for "smith", the misspellings such as "smiith", or "smiht" would appear near the top of the search results ahead of documents that match "smith".

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