Re: Proximity operators "before" and "after"
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- Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:17:50 -0800
- From: "Pamela A. Mofjeld" <mofjeld@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Proximity operators "before" and "after"
The only thought that had occurred to me was that perhaps if their ASSEARCH
wwwoption was set to 4 or 5, and completely change all failed searches that
then before and after would get truncated and work. Pam Mofjeld
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mieko Yamaguchi" <iss053@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: Proximity operators "before" and "after"
> Is this a new feature or have we always had it without noticing? The
> CSDirect FAQ entry about BEFORE and AFTER seems to have been added
> recently. And why does it work differently at OhioLINK? Any suggestion?
> On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Carol Gyger wrote:
> > I did
> > finally find a reference to these operators in an FAQ that suggests they
> > be used for a search like "hillary before clinton". Unfortunately,
> > hillary could be in the title and clinton could be in a subject heading
> > halfway down the record. We haven't been able to come up with
> > uses for these operators.
> > They are causing a little bit of a problem because we encourage our
> > customers to use keyword searching as their first choice. Searches like
> > "After the fall" and "Before we were free" yield zero hits. Enclosing
> > words AFTER and BEFORE in quotes will work but who would think to do
> > At a minimum, we will be changing our Searching Tips to include this
> > information.
> Mieko Yamaguchi m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx
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