Full text search cannot do exact match even if I place search word in quotes.

I want to search the word attribution, but it returns many result containing just attribute. That's not good.

See my attach image.

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Hi Jimm,

i've tried to find a solution on my local confluence, but i'm afraid this is a known problem that can't be solved at the moment. There are many tickets concerning this issue (search term stemming), such as https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-14134 and https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-14910. Maybe you can vote for these issues, i think a lot of people would like to have this fixed.

Best regards,

Sebastian

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Hi Jimm,

i've tried to find a solution on my local confluence, but i'm afraid this is a known problem that can't be solved at the moment. There are many tickets concerning this issue (search term stemming), such as https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-14134 and https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-14910. Maybe you can vote for the issues, i think a lot of people would like to have this fixed.

Best regards,

Sebastian

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I'm afraid this is the default behaviour of Confluence known as Tokenization. The detail documentation about Tokenization can be found here: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Text+Tokenisation+and+Filtering.

Basically, Confluence trim -ion from the word 'attribute' and take only its root word for searching.

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