Similarity search

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azagoth
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Similarity search

Postby azagoth » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:52 pm

Hi,

First, thanks for this wonderful piece of software !

I don't know if it has already been mentionned, but I didn't find any discussion about it on the forum, so just dropping an idea here:

Similarity search (using Levenshtein distance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance).

This kind of algorithm allows to make searches of similar names, allowing typo errors and approximative search phrases.

That would be a great addition !

Thanks for considering it !

void
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Re: Similarity search

Postby void » Wed May 01, 2013 3:25 am

I have been thinking about implementing a fuzzy logic search option for some time now.

The Levenshtein distance looks like a good algorithm for this.

Thanks for the suggestion.

sheppaul
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Re: Similarity search

Postby sheppaul » Sat May 04, 2013 4:10 pm

http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.p ... d1d00f5892

You can refer to the link for similarity search. It's a plugin of total commander.

If possible please consider including lead syllable and PinYin search.

stijn
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Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:54 am

Re: Similarity search

Postby stijn » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:38 am

Old topic, but another vote for fuzzy matching. These days we're being spoiled by Sublime Text/fzf style matching and I'm using Everything's gui less and less because it doesn't have that fuzzy goodness. For instance: I have a directory d:\temp\new folder. It would be handy to be able to look for this using a string like 'tenw'. The closest now is (I think) path:te*n*w.
I'm currently using PSEverything and PSfzf to get this functionality (something like Search-Everything -Global -FolderInclude @('') | Invoke-Fzf but having it in the gui would be nice.

harryray2
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Re: Similarity search

Postby harryray2 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:42 am

Oh yes, fuzzy search would be nice!!

YaakovTooth
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Re: Similarity search

Postby YaakovTooth » Sun May 14, 2017 3:19 am

Yep, fuzzy based on Damerau-Levenstein — this is the only thing missing from the program.

Thanks!


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