Kenneth Cox wrote:
Thanks for the comments. I'm not using Web Term Search, just ProZ.com Term Search. 'Whole words only' is disabled (not ticked), as is 'Match exact phrase'. I have KOG, Kudoz archive, Members personal glossaries and Glosspost selected as the source databases (I also tried it with Glosspost not selected, with the same results).
From what I see, it appears that the search engine only recognises non-whole-word matches if the search string appears at the beginning of a 'word' (i.e., no alphabetic characters ahead of the search string).
For instance, a search for 'kunde' with the source language specified as Dutch and no target language specified returns (for example) hits for 'zeevaarts(kunde)' and '(-arts of -kunde)', as well as some German target terms begining with 'Kunde', but it does not return hits for (e.g.) wiskunde, taalkunde, informatiekunde, etc., which are in fact present in the database(s), as can be seen by searching for those terms.
I am currently using it for German and if plurals, conjugated verbs and case endings show 'no hits' while singular, infinitives and words with case endings removed all provide hits. a bit frustating.