Strange behavior on match criteria when changing language settings

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Airton-Carneiro | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 12 2020 3:59 PM

Hi.

Setting 'English' language on Logos 8 and check "Match case", "Match all words forms" and "Match equivalent references" on "Search"

And searching by "blessed" return 376 records.

Change language to "Portuguese" and doing same search return 177 records

Only exact word has returned!

If I search on Portugues Bible a Portuguese word the behavior is repeated: only exact word is returned!

Other example:
In english: "skies" return "sky", "skies". In portuguese "céus" return only "céus".

Can this be considered a bug? Which channel can I report this problem?

Thanks.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 13 2020 1:19 PM

The question is: "For what languages does Logos have a stemming routine to support 'match all word forms'?". I have reason to suspect it works only in English and in texts with lemmas provides (Greek, Hebrew, Latin). I hope that a Faithlife employee answers with a definitive answer.

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Airton-Carneiro:
Change language to "Portuguese" and doing same search return 177 records

The text you entered is assumed to be in the UI language. If you know you're searching in a different language, you can indicate that as follows:

inglês:blessed

OR

english:blessed

and with "Match all word forms" on you will get English stemming.

Airton-Carneiro:

If I search on Portugues Bible a Portuguese word the behavior is repeated: only exact word is returned!

Can this be considered a bug?

It looks like stemming isn't supported in Portuguese.

Airton-Carneiro:
Which channel can I report this problem?

You already did. Big Smile

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