Proximity Search with exact order support
The lucene query syntax for proximity search allows us to find 2 terms X number of words apart.
A search for "hotel airport"~5 could return documents with "Find a hotel airport" or "hotel near airport" or "going to airport? check out this hotel".
It would be a big benefit to our clients if we could have a mode for proximity search where it doesn't matter what the order of the words are, as well as a different, more restrictive mode, where proximity search will only find results with the words in in explicit order.
Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.
Azure Search Product Team
When I search ("not embolization"~3&$count=true&queryType=full) on azure index, I am getting 25 records whereas with search term ("embolization not"~3&$count=true&queryType=full) I am getting 16 records.
Why there is difference between result, The order of terms in search should not matter right?