Proximity Searches




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Proximity Searches

We have added a proximity search feature to WAIS. With this feature, you could search for nuclear w/10 waste (like the Lexis/Nexis search syntax) to find all stories that have nuclear and waste within 10 words of each other. If the order of the two words is important, then nuclear pre/10 wastewill find all stories that have nuclear up to 10 words before waste. Proximity also works within fields; for instance, byline=(dan w/2 woods) will find every story with a byline that has dan within 2 words of woods.Note that you must use parentheses around the words you want to look for in the field.

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Ulrich Pfeifer
Thu May 25 16:37:04 MET DST 1995