Search Process

Overview

The Search process is designed for interactive environments where full or partial address data is provided as input and a list of closely matching results is returned as output.

Relevant Options

  • MaxResults
  • ConfidenceThreshold
  • MinimumSimilarity
  • SuppressFields
  • SuppressAdditionFields
  • OutputCasing
  • OutputScript
  • OutputSortType

Algorithm Options

  • SearchAutocompleteIndexCheck: (Yes, No, default Yes). Specifies whether or not to use the ‘autocomplete index’ algorithm (useful for guaranteed response times of queries like ‘4916 est’ in the USA). Related to this is the AutocompleteIndexOnly option (Yes, No, default No) which if set to Yes stops the use of any other search algorithms so gives a guaranteed response time in all situations
  • SearchLikeFieldCheck: (Yes, No, default Yes). Specifies whether or not to use the ‘like field’ algorithm (looks for an exact field match in the address field, useful for single items like postcodes, building names, organization names, etc)
  • SimpleParse: (Yes, No, default Yes). Specifies whether or not to use the ‘simple parse’ algorithm (looks for something like premise + street in the address field, but is not particularly tolerant of invalid input data)
  • CombinedSearchMethods: (Yes, No, default Yes). Specifies whether or not to use a word-based search algorithm (similar to a web search engine approach)
Click here for the full list of supported options and their descriptions.