Training Manual

Boolean Operators


Search Type Description Example
Normal Query Specify one or more keywords separated by space. First, Search will look for documents matching all the keywords that you have specified and give you the most relevant results at the top. If none is found, it will look for documents matching any of the keywords and will still give you the best ranked results at the top. board of directors voting rights
Phrase Query Specify two or more words enclosed in double quotation mark to search for the exact phrase. (NOTE: Without the double quotes, Search will look for the keywords anywhere in the document in any order.). "agreement in writing"
ANDing / ORing There is no need to input "AND" or "OR" between keyword. Search will automatically take care of all these thing. First, Search will try and look for documents that match all the words and will display them and if none is found, it will look for documents that match any of the keywords. board of directors voting rights
Negative Keyword (Exclusion) To exclude documents that contain specific keyword, specify the negative keyword with a `-` sign. This will exclude documents from the result that contain that keyword. "child custody"-divorce child custody -divorce
Punctuation [] { } ^ + - , Omit all punctuation in your searches by replacing them with spaces to give you specific result.  
Spell Checking In case of wrong spellings in your keywords, Search will try and suggest you the best matching word and the suggestion will be presented as a link with corrected spellings. Click on this link to show you results on the suggested query.  
Wildcards If you are sure about the complete spelling of a keyword that you are looking for then we can also make use of wildcards. Valid wildcard characters are `*' Matches any characters, any number of times `?' Matches any single character.

*city will match city, capacity, complexity, specificity..

Prov* will match province, provides, provisions, proved…

`?' will match word, ward..

*nand? will match Nanda, Nandy, Kesavananda, Gokulananda, Nityananda

Unordered Proximity (Operator `/') To find words within a specified distance of each other you can use the Proximity operator. For instance, to find documents with `corporate', `tax' and `law' within 5 words of each other you can use the Proximity Operator. "corporate tax law"/5
Ordered Proximity (Operator `@') To find words within a specified distance of each other occurring in the same order, as specified in your query, you can use the Ordered Proximity operator. For instance, to find documents with `corporate', `tax' and `law' within 5 words of each other and in the same order as specified, you can use the Ordered Proximity Operator. "corporate tax law "@5
Contextual Search Para If you wish to match only those documents in which all the keywords specified in your query appear within the same paragraph, you can use the Contextual Search within Paragraph. "corporate tax law"/p
Contextual Search Sentence If you wish to match only those documents in which all the keywords specified in your query appear within the same Sentence, you can use the Contextual Search within Sentence. "corporate tax law"/s
Contextual Search - Quote If you wish to match only those documents in which all the keywords specified in your query appear within a Quotation, you can use the Contextual Search within Quotation. "corporate tax law"/q

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