Operator - a word or symbol, such + or AND, used in a query which indicates an operation to be performed on one or more words or phrases.

Wildcards - are special symbols that can be used to search for any number of significant characters. Similar to DOS wildcards.

Document list - displays the documents which match your query. The document list appears on the ISYS:web Query Results page following a successful search.

Paragraph - by default, a paragraph is considered to end at the next hard return for word processing files and up to the next blank line (i.e. two carriage returns in a row) for ASCII files.

Significant characters - characters which are considered an important part of a word and are indexed. For example, if the hyphen is defined as significant, then "nucleic-acid" is indexed as "nucleic-acid", not as "nucleic acid".

Insignificant characters - characters which are not considered an important part of a word and are not indexed. For example, if the hyphen is defined as insignificant, then "nucleic-acid" is indexed as "nucleicacid".

Punctuation characters - characters which are defined as being neither significant or insignificant are considered as word separators. For example, if the hyphen is a punctuation character, then "nucleic-acid" is indexed as two words, "nucleic" and "acid".

Word tense conflation - enables ISYS:web to find different tenses of a word, e.g. "build", "built" and "building".

Command-Based query - a query in which you enter words or phrases that you wish to locate combined with search operators.

Hits - words or phrases which match your query.

Hits in context - a word or phrase which matches your query displayed with its surrounding text.

Query Results - the documents and words which are found by your query. Results are displayed on the ISYS:web Query Results page.

File Name - the eight character DOS name and three character extension of the document.

Query - the process of telling ISYS:web what you want to find by entering words or phrases along with optional search operators.

Document - documents are the files which have been indexed in the ISYS:web database. The files may be on your local hard drive, a CD-ROM or on your LAN or WAN. Documents may be almost any type of file (e.g. spreadsheet or database) but are usually word processing files or plain ASCII text.

Hypertext query - a query in which common words and operators are replaced by proximity operators. Word tense conflation is also used.

Exact query - the query is processed just as if it were entered in the Command-Based query page.

Common Word - a word that is not indexed in your database. Common words appear frequently in your documents and are not useful in your queries. They are primarily excluded to save disk space.

Document Titles - may appear instead of the DOS file name. A specified line in the file is defined as the title by your ISYS:web Administrator.

Database - ISYS:web stores the index to the words in your documents in a database.

Reverse chronological order - from newest to oldest.

Chronological order - from oldest to newest.

Document format - the type of document, e.g. ASCII, Word for Windows, WordPerfect, etc.