Optimize Search Query for considering singular, plural and suggest words like Google

Hi,

How do I make a search query to include both singular and plural in a single query. Giving the query using: like '%  %' does not help here. If i give either "House" or "Houses" in my search criteria, it should search for both "House" and "Houses" in the database.

Also, how do I achieve something like that in Google. When we type something wrong, it asks for "Do you mean ....... to search".

Thanks
akshay_sumeruAsked:
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sathyagiriCommented:
You could use some thing like

select * from <tname> where column_name = 'HOUSE' or column_name like 'HOUSE_';

For auto suggesting you could probably do something like

select * from <tname> where column_name like 'H%';  (you could change H% to HO% or anything else)

Whatever the result of the above query is you could display to the user and ask them to select one.

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cdemirCommented:
>>Also, how do I achieve something like that in Google. When we type something wrong, it asks >>for "Do you mean ....... to search".

you can use SOUNDEX function fot this facility.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
It really depends on your database.  If it is MS SQL Server you would use Full-Text Search for that.
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