Joined: 11/02/2018 23:40:07
I noticed strange behavior in Geonames Search Webservice related to fuzzy search.
For example, if I search for "Russia" with default value of fuzzy = 1.0, then I will get these results:
The first result is Russia aka Russian Federation, the country.
However, if I change fuzzy to 0.8
The first result is a region in Jamaica called "Russia", and the country "Russia" takes second place.
It seems that fuzziness interferes with search result relevance. As a user, I expect to see countries first, and smaller regions second.
Is that intended behavior for fuzzy parameter, or is that some sort of a bug?