Posted On: Dec 22, 2016

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now provides built-in integration with the Phonetic Analysis plugin, which allows you to run “sounds-like” queries on your data. With this plugin, you can easily account for misspellings and common phonetic variants of search terms, and return more comprehensive query results. The Phonetic Analysis plugin is pre-installed and ready to use on all Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains running Elasticsearch version 2.3. To use this feature, simply update your Elasticsearch field mappings using the Elasticsearch API to indicate which fields you would like to include for phonetic analysis and the type of analyzer to use. You can then run your queries as you normally do, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service will return results including those that match similar sounding terms, without the need for you to write any custom code. 

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