The following operators can be used to better focus your queries.
( ) , AND, OR, NOT, W/#
? single char wildcard, not at start
* multi char wildcard, not at start
(Cat? OR feline) AND NOT dog?
Cat? W/5 behavior
(Cat? OR feline) AND traits
Cat AND charact*
This guide provides a more detailed description of the syntax that is supported along with examples.
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Concept Search - What can I type?
For a concept search, you can enter phrases, sentences, or full paragraphs in English. For example, copy and paste the abstract of a patent application or paragraphs from an article.
Concept search eliminates the need for complex Boolean syntax to inform retrieval. Our Semantic Gist engine uses advanced cognitive semantic analysis to extract the meaning of data. This reduces the chances of missing valuable information, that may result from traditional keyword searching.
Variable length of unread to read conversion based on subject
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Variable length of unread to read conversion based on subject content
In most mail applications, the view that shows the titles or subjects of e-mails marks the items as either "read" or "unread". The conversion from "read" to "unread" happens automatically when the email is opened or viewed in a separate panel. Some applications allow you to set a fixed delay before the conversion takes place.
The problem is that some messages, especially in newsgroups, only have 1 sentence worth of content, and can be read quickly, while others have pages of information that take longer to "preview".
The concept behind this disclosure is to allow a variable time for the length of conversion from read to unread based on the length of content in a message. For example, if a message being previewed by a user while navigating through messages in a newsgroup is 2 pages long, the user could preview the message for a user-definable delay period (perhaps up to four seconds) before the message would automatically be marked as "read". As a further example, if a reply to that post is a simple "I agree", the conversion could be made to occur almost immediately (perhaps within a user-definable delay period up to 0.5 seconds).
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