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Proximity Searching

You can focus a search more closely by using Verity Query Language operators to retrieve documents that contain the search terms in close proximity to each other: that is, near each other, in the same sentence, or in the same paragraph. The following proximity operators are available.

NEAR Operator

The NEAR operator finds documents matching specified search terms within close proximity to each other. The closer the search terms are to each other, the higher the document appears in the results list. For example:

NEAR/N Operator

Finds documents containing two or more search terms within N number of words of each other, where N is an integer up to 1000. For example:

SENTENCE Operator

The SENTENCE operator is used to specify a search within a sentence. For example:

PARAGRAPH Operator

The PARAGRAPH operators is used to specify a search within a paragraph. For example:

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