Advanced Search

The default search functionality will be to search for all terms included in the search bar, e.g. a search for phone metadata will yield results which have both phone and metadata terms within the document text and/or description. This is the same as entering phone+metadata into the search bar. Further options for specific matches are explained below.

Exact matches:

Double quotes around search terms will give exact matches, e.g. a search for "POISON NUT" will yield results which have the term POISON, followed by the term NUT.

Either/or matches:

A pipe between two terms will give matches with either term in the document text or description, e.g. a search for CSE|CSEC will yield results which have either CSE or CSEC within the document text or description.

Combinations:

A combination of the above search functionalities may be used. For example, a search for "Der Spiegel"|"The Intercept" will yield results which have either precisely "Der Spiegel" or "The Intercept" within the document text or description.

Levenshtein distance:

A tilde and a number n following a term will provide results matching the term or after n single-character changes to the term. For example, a search for Olympia~1 will pick up documents with the term Olympia, but also those with the term Olympic (one character change from the original term).

Terms within n distance:

Quotations around two terms followed by a tilde and and number n shows any instances of terms within n words of each other. For example, a search for "UK Belgium"~10 will yield results that contain the terms UK and Belgium within 10 words of each other.

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