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Wikidata wbsearchentities service seems perform prefix-based matching, e.g. searching for novel matches as expected:

  • novel : narrative text, normally of a substantial length and in the form of prose describing a fictional and sequential story

but for instance also:

  • novelist : writer of novels
  • Novellara : Italian comune

The documentation doesn't specify any special syntax for the search parameter: do we have a simple way of forcing whole-word matching?

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