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Dictionary Search Results using Damerau-Levenshtein distance in T-SQL

Here are the results of your fuzzy-string dictionary search forpawls” with Change Limit: [1] [2]

You can choose a higher Change Limit to return more words, although it will take longer.
to automatically increase the Change Limit after seconds.

11 similar words found! Changes to Transform each Found Word to your word are shown as:
 remove a letter ~ replace a letter ~ swap two letters ~ _add a letter from your word
(Use the links in the Changes column to see more Transformation details.)

Found WordScrabble ScoreSearched PreviouslyFound PreviouslyChangesTo Transform to your Word
pawls10561766(None) 
awls75926091_awls
bawls105719321bawls
pails75833031pails
palls74332561palls
pals66951351pa_ls
pawl95123261pawl_
pawns108818131pawns
paws96038181paw_s
wawls115416461wawls
yawls114613601yawls

Search took 1 second overall (including website activity, plus SQL activity in the following phases):

  1. Length Filter: Limit the application of DLD to words with length difference of no more than the Change Limit.
  2. DLD Change Limit: Apply DLD to each remaining word, limiting each comparison according to the Change Limit.
  3. Display Results: Return the results, with similar words marked up to highlight differences.
SeqSearch PhaseWords CheckedWords MatchedSecondsWords Per Sec
1Length Filter178691287560.0762351197.4
2DLD Change Limit28756110.46661708.2
3Display Results11110.000 
 (SQL Overall)178691110.542329688.2