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In the search category Full Text, a proximity operator can be used when searching for documents containing two search terms, which occur within a specific proximity of one another. Both search terms must be enclosed in quotation marks. A tilde is added directly after the last quotation mark and followed by a number representing the desired maximum word interval within which the other term must occur.


A word interval of 1 means that the words must occur next to each other; a word interval of 2 means that the words can be separated from each other by a maximum of one word, etc.


The order in which the words must occur in the text is not predetermined by the search query.




You are looking for documents containing the words Hitler and Goebbels, and the maximum distance between the two search terms is not to be more than five words.


Fulltext:           "Hitler Goebbels"~5



You are looking for documents in which the words Albert and Einstein are adjacent to each other.


Fulltext:           "Albert Einstein"~1




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