In a SP2010 enterprise setup we have started to use synonyms in the Term Store. But these synonyms seem to be ignored by the search engine. They only guide the user when entering keywords for a document.
Ex: We have a document titled "Setting up e-mail on your Smart Phone". Some people will search for "email" without the dash, some people will enter "smartphone" with no spaces. I tried adding these variations to "E-mail" and "SmartPhone" in our term store, but that does not help in search. To find this document, the user has to search explicitly for "e-mail smart phone", otherwise 0 hits are returned.
Q: Is there a way to get standard SP search to use the synonyms entered in the term store?