Advanced Boolean Part I will cover the NEAR and PHRASE operators, while Advanced Boolean Part II explains the use of “quotations” and (parenthesis) in Boolean searches.
NEAR(): finds keywords in close proximity to each other within a given sentence
PHRASE(): finds keywords in close proximity to each other within a given sentence in a set order
“Quotation”: limits results to the exact word or phrase specified
(Parenthesis): isolates and determines order of keyword terms within a longer search string
Expert Tip: Bookmark this Boolean Quick Reference List for future reference.
Feeling a bit confused? Check out our Boolean Basics article and video to learn more about foundational Boolean operators supported by AlphaSense.