Proximity Searching Basics

A proximity search finds words or characters that are located close to one another. Proximity searches can be very powerful, using context to enable precise searching and filtering.

Most proximity search engines are limited to finding words within a specified distance of one another, where distance is the number of intermediate words. Aid4Mail can do this too but goes further, beyond traditional proximity searching. It enables you to search within the grammatical structures that naturally exist in most text—sentences and paragraphs—regardless of the number of intermediary words. 

These knowledge base articles cover all three categories of proximity searching supported by Aid4Mail:

· Proximity searching within a sentence

· Proximity searching within a paragraph

· Proximity searching within a specified distance

They also address two subjects that affect all proximity searches:

· Word order in proximity searches

· Chaining proximity searches

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