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

Here are the results of your fuzzy-string dictionary search forpreferential” with Change Limit: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

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

5 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
preferential175382(None) 
referential1454641_referential
deferential1554672_deferential
preferentially2262792preferentially
reverential1484422_reverential

Search took 2 seconds 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 Filter178691627170.0832152903.6
2DLD Change Limit6271751.58339619.1
3Display Results550.000 
 (SQL Overall)17869151.666107257.5