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  To search the GAELS website for documents in this web containing specific words or combinations of words, enter your word or phrase in the box below. The text search engine will display a weighted list of matching documents, with better matches shown first by default, otherwise choose how you wish results to be displayed by selecting from the various drop-down menus indicated below.

Each list item is a link to a matching document; if the document has a title it will be shown, otherwise only the document's file name is displayed. A brief explanation of the query language is available below, along with examples.


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Query Language

The text search engine allows queries to be formed from arbitrary Boolean expressions containing the keywords AND, OR, and NOT, and grouped with parentheses. For example:
information retrieval
finds documents containing 'information' or 'retrieval'
information or retrieval
same as above
information and retrieval
finds documents containing both 'information' and 'retrieval'
information not retrieval
finds documents containing 'information' but not 'retrieval'
(information not retrieval) and WAIS
finds documents containing 'WAIS', plus 'information' but not 'retrieval'
finds documents containing words starting with 'web'
If you want further help with Boolean searching, there is a Boolean searching course unit.

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GAELS is a collaborative project run jointly by Strathclyde University and Glasgow University, and funded by a SHEFC Strategic Change Initiative grant.   University of Glasgow/University of Strathclyde 1999. 
Last updated: 20 June 2001
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