Once configured, the synonyms search feature returns results for searched terms that are similar in meaning to those in the indexed content.

Version Notes: ISS 2.11+
As of the release of InSite Search 2.11, the configuration of synonyms has moved from Search.config to a dedicated configuration file (i.e., synonyms.xml) in [Drive]:\[path-to-DSS-root-folder]\Config, which is its default location.

To configure synonyms in ISS 2.11+:

  1. Navigate to Config\Synonyms.xml.
  2. Open synonyms.xml in a text editor.
  3. Use the following sample to customize your Synonyms.xml file:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
        <S words="organization, institution, company, firm, corporation"/>
        <S words="cat, feline, kitty, lion"/>
    For the sample configuration above, if the search term entered by an end user is corporation, then results are returned for all matches of organization, institution, company, firm and/or corporation in the indexed content.
  4. Save Synonyms.xml when finished.

Note: If you upgrade to InSite Search 2.11+ and have synonyms configured in Search.config from an earlier ISS release, see Migrating Synonym Configuration for details.

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