Synonym Configuration Parameters

The [Synonym] configuration section lists the synonym jobs that you want to use in synonym list queries. It contains a subsection for each synonym job.

In the subsections, you specify the synonym files and any other settings to determine how to handle synonym list queries (that is, queries with the Synonym parameter set to True). See Synonym Search.

In a synonym query, IDOL Content Component returns results that match the query terms, as well as results that match synonyms that are available for the query terms. It matches synonyms in the configured SynonymType fields.

To enable synonym queries, you must:

For more information, refer to the IDOL Server Administration Guide.


If you update or add a synonym in your synonym file, you must reindex your content for the modified synonyms to be available over all content. If you do not reindex, the synonym changes apply only to new documents.

For example:




Synonym job configuration