Character Normalization - AFS

AFS Installation and Administration Guide

Product
AFS
AFS_Version
7.10
Platform
RHEL
Category
Reference Guide

Character normalization is the replacement of characters or character sequences with others to enable search across variants of words that differ in accents or other character properties. Character normalization improves recall, but may have a negative impact on precision. It can be beneficial in languages that have accented characters and other non-ascii characters that are used inconsistently or in different variations.