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EV Discovery Accelerator Search Capability

Hi

Can DA search content using a NEAR bolean syntax?

I'm interested in search for content that has "Word 1" within 2 words of "word 2"

eg "DOGS will chase CATS" will return a hit whereas "DOGS will not chase CATS" will not return a hit

kind regards

 

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You are correct.  We only

You are correct.  We only have the pseudo proximity search in DA at this time where the use of the '*' wild card will allow for separation between words.  Your own example of "dogs * * cats" is exactly right for finding the word cats separated by 2 words from the word dogs, with cats being after dogs in the line.

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Check the below

Check the below article

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO107856.html#v26889260

With the NEAR operator, Search match items where the words that you specify are within 50

words of each other.

Many thanks - 50 words is

Many thanks - 50 words is that 'near' really :o(

Is there a way to effectively find a string of text with two words that are only separated by no more than 2 other words 

Can the NEAR value of 50 be changed to 2?

I don't think this value is

I don't think this value is configurable.

However someone has already logged an idea to make it configurable. 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/near-operator-discovery-accelerator

 

Ah - so is it simply a

Ah - so is it simply a proximity search I need...

Would I just need to search for "DOGS * * CATS" to find a string with dogs and cats within 2 words of each other? and search for "dogs * cats" to find strings of text within 1 word of each other?

the below indicates exactly that:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214854

 

 

Accepted Solution!

You are correct.  We only

You are correct.  We only have the pseudo proximity search in DA at this time where the use of the '*' wild card will allow for separation between words.  Your own example of "dogs * * cats" is exactly right for finding the word cats separated by 2 words from the word dogs, with cats being after dogs in the line.

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many thanks

many thanks