Proximity Searching Basics

A proximity search finds words or characters that are located close to one another. Proximity searches can be very powerful, using context to enable precise searching and filtering.

Most proximity search engines are limited to finding words within a specified distance of one another, where distance is the number of intermediate words. Aid4Mail can do this too but goes further, beyond traditional proximity searching. It enables you to search within the grammatical structures that naturally exist in most text—sentences and paragraphs—regardless of the number of intermediary words.

These knowledge base articles cover all three categories of proximity searching supported by Aid4Mail 5 and provide details on being able to chain proximity searches together:

· Proximity searching within a sentence

· Proximity searching within a paragraph

· Proximity searching within a specified distance

· Chaining proximity searches

If you experience any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you would like to buy an Aid4Mail license, please visit the Aid4Mail website.

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For over 25 years we have been developing award-winning tools and productivity software. We also have more than 20 years of expertise in the field of email processing and analysis.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, law firms, universities, and professionals specializing in e-discovery and forensics from around the world.

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