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How to use the Basic Search Parser

Atomz uses similar rules for searching as many popular Internet Portals. For example, it understands plus (+) and minus (-) signs, to indicate required and excluded words. This is called the Internet parser.

The Advanced Search Parser also offers a Boolean query parser.

The following are example searches.

cat   Single word Looks for "cat" or forms of "cat", such as "cats".
cat*   Wildcard Looks for words that start with "cat", such as "caterpillar".
cat dog   Accrue Looks for either "cat" or "dog" - the more instances, the better.
+cat +dog   Boolean #1 Looks for both "cat" and "dog"; however, if you use mixed case,
i.e. "+Cat +Dog", the search engine will treat this as searching for the phrase "Cat Dog".
+cat -dog   Boolean #2 Looks for "cat" but not "dog".
"cat food"   Phrase Looks for the phrase "cat food".


Single Word Search

A single word search will return documents that contain the word searched for or forms of the word searched for. For example, if you were to search for run, you would find documents containing "running", "ran" and "runner", as well.

Wildcard Search

A wildcard search will find words that match a particular pattern. For example, *run* will find reruns, *run will find "rerun," and run* will find "runner".

Accrue Search

An accrue search looks for any of the words given. The more given words in the document and the more they appear, the better. Jean Luc Piccard is an example of an accrue search.

Boolean Search

Boolean searches find documents that are true to a given statement. For example:

+bill +clinton

Will find documents containing both "bill" and "clinton". These words do not have to be near one another in the document. For example, documents containing "Bill Clinton," "Bill T. Clinton" or "Clinton R. Bill" would be found.

+bill -clinton

Will find documents containing "bill" but not documents containing "clinton". For example, a document containing "Telecommunications Bill" would be found, whereas a bill containing "Clinton R. Bill" or "Bill Clinton" would not be found.

Phrase Search

A phrase search looks for a group of words. For example, the phrase search "monkey boy" would find documents containing "monkey boy", but not documents containing just "monkey" or just "boy".