We have a SP 2013 on prem site. I am a site collection admin and have no access to central admin. We have a site with a lot of human resource related content for non-HR managers. One thing they search on is fire an employee or variations of that. The HR folks writing the content never (or almost never) use the word "fire" instead they talk about terminating an employee.
I'm just a SP jockey. I'm not going to get these two folks to agree and won't be able to change our company policies.
So I'm looking for a search solution that allows managers to type fire and to find content with termination.
First I found information about creating a thesaurus and deploying it to our SharePoint Server. But our SharePoint is used by thousands of teams in hundreds of locations and we are not allowed to modify the shared central assets. So that solution won't work.
Next I thought of using a query rule. But it only gives me the opportunity to rerank the items already returned by the original query--which are none. I found this tutorial where he experienced something similar and he had to include the thesaurus to get it all working.
Is there some way that I can take a search term (and maybe use regex to take multiple forms of the word) and transform the search before the results are returned into a different search?