Why does the 'Exact Text Searcher (natural)' not search the exact strings?

I installed the plugin 'Jira Natural Searchers' and defined it is searcher for one of my text custom fields.

Then I put into one of my dashboards a 2D statistics gadget with this cf as Y dimension.

The cf had only very little choices, since it was a read-only text field imported from another database, not manually edited.

What I noticed is that most words were truncated:

"Release OK" became "releas"

"unsuccessful" became "unsuccess"

and so on.

The words are still identifiable, but they are not what I expect when I read "exact searcher".

I would prefer to see the exact words used in the text.

Could this be an indexing problem? I did not reindex yet, since this would last quite long time.

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Looks like the words have been "stemmed"... ie "releas" gets indexed because it matches released, releasing etc etc. I'm sure Jozef will know, but reindexing seems like a good idea. Maybe reproduce in a small test instance first, and verify that reindexing fixes it.

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