The quick navigation feature (drop down list) in Confluence Quick Search box can be used to search partial word match.
- Create a page with the name of 2014-03-05 DailyConference
- Navigate to Dashboard and use the Quick Search by typing conference
- Given that the indexing is done for the new page, the page created in Step 1 will appear in the drop down list
- However, pressing 'Enter' with conference search query won't return the new page in the Search Result page
This feature should be implemented in the normal Search as well.