SharePoint 2013 Search: Data Normalization using Query Rules and Variables

SharePoint 2013 Search administrators have asked me several times, “How can I match the data XX-YYYY-ZZ when my users enter XXYYYYZZ or XX YYYYZZ?”  One option is to add all the alternate forms to the index, whether in the original source or through Content Enrichment.  Another, and perhaps more manageable, option is to match alternate…

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