search term

search term

(information science)
An element of a search or query. A search term is the basic building block of a boolean search or a weighted search. In a search engine a search term is typically a word, phrase, or pattern match expression. For example: cosmonaut or "space travel" or astronaut*

In a database a term is typically the comparison of a column with a constant or with another column. For example: last_name like 'Smith%'
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Theimer (2002) also indicates a lack of congruence may occur between a user's meaning for the search term and the meaning or definition of the term by the controlled vocabulary's creators.
1 is designed to enable users to cross-reference non-case law, non-law review/journal citations, including statute citations and covering patents, constitutions, and other citation types; highlight and jump from search term to search term appearing in the search result set; and view abbreviated versions of large documents with links to the full documents.
The company claims MindServer Legal finds relevant documents even if the search term is not mentioned in the body of a document, ranks results by relevance, highlights search terms to reveal the most useful portion of a document, and automatically groups results into categories such as author, client matter, office or practice area.
ASAE member William chancellor, professor emeritus, University of California, Davis, commented on the search term list ranked by frequency.
The articles are on the brief side but authoritative, suitable for middle school age on up; the search term the user selects is helpfully highlighted in red within the article when it pops up.
TO perform a quick search in Internet Explorer, type in a question mark and a search term in the Address Box.
companies or authors) or use the field name preceded by a colon after the search term, e.
At the Archie prompt, the command "set search sub" selects files that contain any part of the search term, while "set search exact" locates the exact file by name.
Previously, search engines have vied to provide one of two primary search experiences, namely: (1) the "homepage" format, which expresses a comprehensive categorical summary about any given search term, and (2) the absolute relevance format, which seeks to return highly targeted results precisely matching the intent of the user, no more, no less.
Milf is the top search term for users in Cork, Kerry and Donegal while Lesbian is the most searched word across most of the South East and Midlands.
Michael Jackson" is the only search term to appear on all three (Google, Bing and Yahoo) search engine's top 10 lists, and at the top of the three lists.
Hitwise, an online competitive intelligence service, announced on Thursday (28 September) the addition of paid and organic search term data to Search Intelligence 4.