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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-20792

Hyphen in text search doesn't behave correctly based on usual implementation

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor - P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • None
    • 3.3.2
    • Querying, Text Search
    • None
    • Major Change
    • ALL
    • Query 10 (02/22/16)

    Description

      It is common, that hyphen negates the following word in text search.

      But it is standard that the hyphen must be directly adjacent to the word. E.g "MongoDB -documentation". See Google.

      Contrary, MongoDB's implementation negates the word even if the hyphen is NOT adjacent "MongoDB - documentation". See Google again.

      This is very poor in common user scenarios. People use copy paste frequently, when searching for text and text frequently contains hyphens to separate words.

      "MongoDB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" would not find this article on wikipedia, should Google use MongoDB.

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              charlie.swanson@mongodb.com Charlie Swanson
              josef.sabl Josef Sábl
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