Help for Broker Queries
To find a person, simply enter all or part of his or her name in the
blank labelled "Name." Then, just say "search" ... it's that
simple. Any person listed with that name will then be listed and you
simply need to select his or her name to see the corresponding profile.
The search system supports:
- case-insensitive and case-sensitive queries;
- the ability to match parts of words, whole words, or multiple word
phrases (like "resource discovery");
- Boolean (AND/OR) combinations of keywords;
- approximate matches (e.g., allowing spelling errors); and
- the ability to specify limits on the number of matches returned.
Simple keyword search query:
This query will return all objects in the Broker containing
the word Smith.
Smith AND Jane
This query will return all objects in the Broker that contain both words
anywhere in the object in any order.
This query will return all objects in the Broker that contain
Jane Smith as a phrase. Notice that you need to put
double quotes around the phrase.
Query options selected by menus or buttons
These checkboxes allow some control of the query specification.
- Case insensitive:
By selecting this checkbox the query will become case insensitive (lower
case and upper case letters differ). Otherwise, the query will be case
senstive. The default is case insensitive.
- Keywords match on word boundaries:
By selecting this checkbox, keywords will match on word boundaries.
Otherwise, a keyword will match part of a word (or phrase). For example,
"network" will matching "networking", "sensitive" will match "insensitive",
and "Arizona desert" will match "Arizona desertness". The default is to
not match keywords on word boundaries.
- Number of errors allowed:
Glimpse allows the search to contain a number of errors. An error is
either a deletion, insertion, or substitution of a single character.
The Best Match option will find the match(es) with the least number of
errors. The default is 0 (zero) errors.