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Each term may be preceded by the standard Boolean operators not, and, or or. If you search for "ceefax not oracle", you'll find all documents containing the word "ceefax" except those documents which also contain the word "oracle". If you type in "and ceefax and oracle and teletext", you'll find only those documents which contain all three search terms. The default value is or. Thus, a search for "ceefax teletext oracle" would return pages with at least one of the three terms.

Altavista's shorthand notation works too. A search on "ceefax -oracle" is equivalent to the first example, and "+ceefax +oracle +teletext" will return the same documents as the second.

If a search term has at least one capital letter, like "ceeFax", the search will be case sensitive with respect to that word - that is, only documents containing "ceeFax" will be found. On the other hand, lowercase words like "ceefax" will generate hits from "Ceefax", "CEEFAX", or "ceefAX".

To group a collection of words, use quotes. For example, the query "Test Card F" (quotes included) would not generate a hit from "A Test Card, eg F". Without quotes, the sentence would count. Boolean operators can also act on quotations: a search on '+BBC +Ceefax not "BBC Ceefax"' would return only those documents where "BBC" and "Ceefax" appear separately.

The * wildcard is supported. *software will find software and telesoftware. The * can only be used if you supply a minimum of three characters, ab* will find nothing.


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Last Updated 01 Apr 98