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   $uri as xs:string*,
   $word as xs:string,
   [$options as (element()|map:map)?]
) as xs:string*


Suggests a list of spellings for a word. Returns a sequence of the most likely spellings for the specified word.

$uri The URIs of the dictionaries to use.
$word The word for which you get spelling suggestions.
$options Options with which to customize this operation. You can specify options as either an options XML element in the http://marklogic.com/xdmp/spell namespace, or as a map:map. The options names below are XML element localnames. When using a map, replace the hyphens with camel casing. For example, "an-option" becomes "anOption" when used as a map:map key. This function supports the following options:
Specifies the maximum number of suggestions to be returned. The default is 10.
Specifies a cut off threshold for suggestions having a distance less than the given number. The default is 100. When passing a map option, the name of the key is distanceThreshold.

Usage Notes

This function is a built-in function, so you need not import a library module to use it.

This function only provides suggestions to words that are less than 256 characters in length; words 256 characters or longer return no suggestions. Also, it removes any dictionary entries that are 256 characters or more, so it will never return a suggestion with greater than 256 characters.


xquery version "1.0-ml";
(: Returns a sequence of suggestions such as the following, from the
 : dictionary with URI "myDictionary.xml":
 : ("occasionally", "occasional", "occasion", "occasions", "occasion's",
 :  "occasioned", "optionally", "educationally", "irrationally")


xquery version "1.0-ml";
spell:suggest("spell.xml", "albetros")
(: Returns a sequence of suggestions such as the following, from the dictionary
 : with the URI "/dictionary.xml":
 : ("albatross", "abettors", "alders", "alters", "Albert's", "Elbert's",
 :  "allegros", "alder's", "Walters", "abettor's")


xquery version "1.0-ml";
spell:suggest("/dictionary.xml", "occasionally", 
  <options xmlns="http://marklogic.com/xdmp/spell">

(: Returns a sequence of suggestions such as: 
 :   ("occasionally", "occasional", "occasion", "occasions")


(: pass options using a map :)
xquery version "1.0-ml";
  "/my/dictionary.xml", "occasionally", 
  map:map() => map:with("distanceThreshold", 200)
            => map:with("maximum", 4)

(: Returns a sequence of suggestions such as the following from the dictionary
 : with the URI "/my/dictionary.xml":
 : ("occasionally", "occasional", "occasion", "occasions")

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