SimplifiedSearch 1.2.0

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dotnet add package SimplifiedSearch --version 1.2.0                
NuGet\Install-Package SimplifiedSearch -Version 1.2.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="SimplifiedSearch" Version="1.2.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SimplifiedSearch --version 1.2.0                
#r "nuget: SimplifiedSearch, 1.2.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install SimplifiedSearch as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=SimplifiedSearch&version=1.2.0

// Install SimplifiedSearch as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=SimplifiedSearch&version=1.2.0                

License: MIT Quality Gate Status


Simple way to add ranked fuzzy matching search.
For when you have up to a few thousand products, locations or similar and want to add a search that most users will see as smart, with minimal work.

Intended use case

Searching through lists of short phrases like country names or the subject line in emails.
Data in databases must first be loaded into memory in order to be searched.

.NET support

Tested with: .NETFramework4.8, NETCOREAPP3.1, NET6.0, NET7.0



> dotnet add package SimplifiedSearch


Use extension method .SimplifiedSearchAsync(searchTerm, propertyToSearchLambda).
propertyToSearchLambda is optional. When missing, all properties will be searched (or the value, if the value is string, Enum, int, etc).

using SimplifiedSearch;

IList<Country> countries = GetListOfCountries();
IList<Country> matches = await countries.SimplifiedSearchAsync("thaiwan", x => x.CountryName);
foreach (var country in matches)
// output:
// Taiwan
// Thailand


Lucenenet is the main inspiration for SimplifiedSearch.
SimplifiedSearch was started with the goal of delivering similar results to a spesific setup of Lucene analyzer and query.

SearchExtensions is another inspiration for SimplifiedSearch.
SimplifiedSearch delivers a simpler (and less configurable) experience.

Provides the distance calculation needed for fuzzy search.
License: MIT

Provides the ascii folding needed to match accented characters to their ascii approximate equivalent (â, å, à, á, ä ≈ a).
License: MIT


Bug reports, feature requests and pull requests are welcome.

  • The focus of the project is in making the simple use case work well, not on supporting many special cases.
  • For significant changes, make an issue for discussion before putting significant work into the change.
  • Follow the established code format.
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1.3.0-beta2 121 1/25/2024
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1.2.0-beta.1 117 8/20/2022
1.1.5 646 1/9/2022
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