There are many ways to ask a question using the full-text parser. The simplest way is to enter one or more words and phrases separated by commas. Using Verity operators and modifiers you can apply logic to search terms. The information below tells you about some of the ways you can ask questions.
The query below will search for the phrase "desktop publisher" and stemmed variations of the word "editor":
You may want to search for the word "editor" and not the word along with all of its stemmed variations. To do this, you just delimit the search term in double-quotation marks. For example, the following query will search for the word "editor":
Note that searches are not case-sensitive by default. This means you can use "EDITOR" or "editor" in the above examples and get the same search results.
The AND operator selects documents that contain all of the search elements you specify. To find documents that contain both at least one stemmed variation of the word "HTML" and at least one stemmed variation of the word "editor," you can use the following query:
The OR operator selects documents that show evidence of at least one of the search elements. To find documents that contain either at least one stemmed variation of the word "HTML" or at least one stemmed variation of the word "editor," you can use the following query:
The MANY modifier is applied to words and phrases for a full-text search by default. This modifier affects how documents are scored and tells the search engine to give the highest scores to documents with the highest density of word matches. When you enter a word such as "editor" as a query, the search engine interprets this as:
The <STEM> operator says search for the stemmed variations of this word. The <STEM> operator and the related <WORD> operator cannot be used explicitly in this version of Verity search.
The SENTENCE and PARAGRAPH operators are used to specify a search within a sentence or paragraph. The syntax for using these operators is similar. To find documents that contain the word "HTML" and stemmed variations of the word "publishing" within the same paragraph, you can use this query: