- A Metamorph Query is the question or statement of search
items to be matched in the text within specified beginning and ending
delimiters. A Query is comprised of one or more search items which
can be of different types, and a "within delimiter" specification
which is either understood or expressed. In Texis the Metamorph Query
refers to what is contained within single quotes
LIKE in the
- A Hit is the text Metamorph retrieves in response to a
query, whose meaning matches the Query to the degree specified.
- Search Item:
- A Search Item is an English word or a special
expression inside a Metamorph Query. A word is automatically
processed using certain linguistic rules. Special searches are
signaled with a special character leading the item, and are governed
respectively by the rules of the pattern matcher invoked.
- A Set is the group of possible strings a pattern matcher
will look for, as specified by the Search Item. A Set can be a list
of words and word forms, a range of characters or quantities, or some
other class of possible matches based on which pattern matcher
Metamorph uses to process that item.
- A portion of text where at least one member of
two Sets each is matched.
- Delimiters are repeating patterns in the text which
define the bounds within which search items are found in proximity to
each other. These patterns are specified as regular expressions. A
within operator is used to specify delimiters in a Metamorph Query.
- Intersection Quantity:
- The number of unions of sets existing
within the specified Delimiters. The maximum number of Intersections
possible for any given Query is the maximum number of designated Sets
Hits can have varying degrees of relevance based on the number of set
intersections occurring within the delimited block of text, definition
of proximity bounds, and weighting of search items for inclusion or
Intersection quantity, Delimiter bounds, and Logic weighting can be
adjusted by the user as part of Metamorph Query specification.
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