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What is a truncation search? Fuzzy search? Proximity Search?

SEARCH TYPE

EXAMPLE

FINDS DOCUMENTS WITH...

Truncation (!)

contract!

A truncation search will give results for all versions of root word endings. Here, the word contract or any word that begins with contract (e.g., contracts, contracting, contractually, etc.).

Fuzzy (~)

guaranty~

A fuzzy search is a command that calls up results that contain minor spelling variations. Here, the word guaranty, or words similar to guaranty, like guarantee or garanty. Similarity is between 0 and 1 and defaults to 0.5. You can set this directly after the tilda. ex. guaranty~0.8.

Proximity (/#)

contract /10 signed

A proximity search will yield results of certain terms or phrases within a defined range of wordcount. Here, the word contract within 10 words of the word signed.

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