Enable retrieval with/without/compound hyphens in Hebrew
It is very important to enable the search in Primo with and without hyphen to retrieve all relevant records (with hyphen, without hyphen and as compound words).
Some examples of current discrepancies in retrieval are:
צפון-קרוליינה retrieved 2 results
צפון קרוליינה retrieved 486 results
עת-מול retrieved zero results
עת מול retrieved 83 results, including the title עת-מול : עתון לתולדות ארץ ישראל ועם ישראל.
searching using the pre-filter Title and limiting to 2010-2021 for
ארצות הברית retrieves 71 results
This happens in English too. For example, if I search for the title of a book "Preclinical speech science", it finds the book, but if I search for it with a hyphen in the title, i.e., "Pre-clinical speech science", it won't find it. Search engines know how to find it quite easily if you add an extra hyphen so why can't Primo?
Lars Iselid commented
We want this for Primo VE also.
According to an Ex Libris documentation from 2014, the solution is in development.
Please see the link:
We are still waiting for it to be resolved.
Manu Schwendener commented
This is also true for German. Managing hyphenated words in a closed list of terms is a strange idea for "solving" this.
it is a very basic and most important feature
This feature is very important for Arabic as well.
Hava Rembrand commented
This is most important for our Hebrew searches!