Controlling Proximity

Overview

The Proximity control is a feature in the Advanced Search screen of OU Search. 

Mastering the usage of proximity gives the ability to locate answers with greater precision. The Parametric Search Appliance input form gives you several options to control the search proximity:

  • Line: All query terms must occur on the same line
  • Sentence: Query items should all reside within the same sentence
  • Paragraph: Items must reside within the same paragraph or text block
  • Page (default): All items must occur within same HTML document

A bar-graph display will be shown any time a ranking search was performed (e.g. all searches except Show Parents).

Sample of the Proximity Portion of Advanced Search