A search type that looks for certain words in the same sentence, paragraph, or document.
An extension to Boolean searching, this technique checks the position of terms and only matches those within the specified distance. It's a good way to cut down the irrelevant matches and get better results. Search using the NEAR/ONEAR operators implies an explicit proximity constraint to the operands to the NEAR/ONEAR operator. NEAR is similar to AND, but requires that the terms should appear within a given word distance in the document. ONEAR also requires that the order of the terms shall be equal.
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A search where users to specify that documents returned should have the words near each other.
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