Boolean operators are used to define relationships between keywords. The more specific you are, the fewer irrelevant results you’ll receive.
AND – This is an inclusionary operator. The terms on either side of “AND” must appear together in an article, regardless of proximity to each other.
OR – This is a conditional operator. Either the term before or the term after “OR” must appear in an article for it to pull into the system.
NOT – This is an exclusionary operator. If the term on the right side of the “NOT” appears in an article, regardless of the left side terms, the article will not be pulled into the system.
NEAR/n – This is an inclusionary operator that considers proximity. The terms on either side of “NEAR/n” must appear together in an article within n keywords of each other.
title: This operator included before a search term will search only the headline of an article.
ingress: This operator included before a search term will search only the first paragraph of an article.
Quotation Marks – Quotation marks are used when you’d like two words to be searched as one term Parentheses – Parentheses are used similarly to quotation marks, but on a higher order—to group multiple terms together
Asterisk – The asterisk is a wildcard operator that can take the place of multiple characters. E.g. “implement*” will pull implement, implements, implementation, etc.
Question Mark – The question mark is a wildcard operator that can take the place of any single character. E.g. “implement?” will pull implement or implements.
Apple NOT (juice OR tree OR candy)
Apple AND (iPod OR MacBook OR iPhone)
Apple AND MacBook AND “Tim Cook”
(Apple NEAR/5 design) OR (Apple NEAR/5 expensive) OR (Apple NEAR/5 WWDC) OR ((Apple AND iPhone) NOT (Google OR Android))
((iOS AND Android) OR (OSX OR “OS X”)) AND (“Windows 8” OR Windows8)
For boolean operators to be successful, remember to choose Boolean when setting up your new agent! See picture below