Advanced word searching

An interlinear-word-field may consist of more than one word, separated by a space or hyphen or middle dot, e.g. and·he-is-becoming. In the sublinear one word in the original can be rendered as a sentence. A space between words in a search query can also replace a hyphen '-' or middle dot '·' e.g. Search query: and he matches and-he and and·he .

When entering only the word he in a word-cell at the interlinear search query form, ISA will search all the word-cells in the word list of the sublinear which have he somewhere in it. When you do this query with the CHES sublinear, you get over 5000 different words which ISA will find in the text. If you only want to find he without other words surrounding it, then use special search symbols to narrow the search query. In this case use \=he\= (with back slash + equal sign) in the search query word-cell.

Table : shows all special search symbols and their function.

xx, yy = (part of) word to search

symbols to widen the search query (wildcards) :

*   can be anything replaces zero, one or more unknown characters
#   can be anything replaces one unknown character
*xx   search cells which ends with xx
xx*   search cells which begins with xx
*xx*   search cells which has xx somewhere in it
xx#   search cells which begins with xx and the last character can be anything

symbols to narrow the search query:

\"  used to keep words together
\=   no words may exist before or no words may exist after this sign
\"xx yy\"   search cells where this word combination together must be somewhere in cell
\=xx\=   search cells only on xxx and no other words before or after \=xx\=
xx\=   search cells which have no words after xx\=
\=xx   search cells which have no words before \=xx
\n   not operator for word that follows

wor*   any word beginning with "wor" (searches: world, word etc.)
*rld   any word ending with "rld"
*orl*   any word which has "orl" in it.
w*d   any word beginning with "w" and ending with "d" (searches: world, watered etc.)
wor##   any word beginning with "wor" + two extra characters which can be of any combination.
\"is-cleansed\"   all fields which have literally "is-cleansed". Without the \" cleansed is could also be found (if it existed)
\=he\=   search only on he even if there are more words in the interlinear field like (he-accepted)