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CDS/ISIS Query Language

A. Introduction
 

B. Search expressesions 
 

1. Types of search terms
a. Precise terms
b. Right truncated terms
c. Any terms
2. Search operators
a. Logical OR (inclusive)
b. Logical AND 
c. Field level and proximity search operators
d. Logical NOT
3. Syntax of Search expressions
4. Operand qualifier
5. Developing a search strategy

C. Free text searching
 
 

a. Introduction

The search language of CDS/ISIS is based on boolean algebra, which provides a convenient way of expressing logical operations between classes.  In practice, each search term associated with a given record can be seen as representing the class of all those records associated with that term. Thus, by expressing logical operations betweeen search terms, the user can define precisely the class of records to be retriewed in response to his/her needs.

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