NHLBI - All PGA sites web search engine help and F.A.Q.'s:
If you have any questions, or discover something useful about using the search engine that was not immediately obvious, please
email us so we can document it here.
The basic features of the search interface:
Match dropdown list:
- All scores on matching all the words.
- Any scores on any of the words matching.
- Boolean matches using AND, OR & NOT.
Format dropdown list:
- Short result format returns only the Title of the matching web page linked to that page, and 1 to 4 stars representing the score of the match.
- Long (default) also includes text lifted from the web page, the score of the result, the url for the page, the date it was last modified if available, and the size of the document.
Sort by dropdown list:
- Score (default): Sort by match score, highest first.
- Time: Sort by the date last modified, listing most recent first; pages for which the date last modified is unavailable are placed at the bottom.
- Title: Sort by the pages title in alphabetical order/
- Reverse *: Sorts as the corresponding method above, but in reverse order.
- Q) How does refine search work?
- A) The refine search does not actually do a secondary search on the current results. That functionality is unfortunately not available. It is there to maintain the search term you used to get the current results, allowing you to modify it and search again Thankfully the search engine is very fast on a set the size of ours.
- Q) Does he ht://Dig search engine use synonyms?
- A) Yes it does. It uses a list of word pairs when building its search term internally. Submission of synonyms that would be appropriate for the PGA sites is greatly appreciated!
- Q) Does ht://Dig support phrase or near matching?
- A) The current stable release we are using has not implemented those features. Phrase matching is in the current beta release.
- Q) How do I start a new search?
- A) Just clear the search term entry box and enter your new search term, or click on the new search link.
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