Search Query Syntax

The AJIT search page uses Microsoft FrontPage extensions "text search engine".  This system allows queries to be formed from expressions containing the keywords AND, OR, and NOT, and grouped with parentheses (brackets). The keywords are not case sensitive. Example queries are shown below:

information retrieval
finds documents containing 'information' or 'retrieval'.

information or retrieval
finds AJIT web pages containing 'information' or 'retrieval'; same as above.

information and retrieval
finds AJIT web pages containing both 'information' and 'retrieval'.

information not retrieval
finds AJIT web pages containing 'information' but not 'retrieval'.

(information not retrieval) and TEXT
finds AJIT web pages containing 'TEXT'; plus 'information' but not 'retrieval'.

web*
finds AJIT web pages containing words starting with 'web'.
 

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