Multifaceted search queries

To make the most of Sintelix's powerful search facility you can combine several search query facets to deliver refined search results.

To access the search interface, click on the Search tab on the Menu bar.

The search query pane can be found on the left hand side of the screen.

From here you can choose which collectionA collection is a container for storing and organising ingested files and documents. Only the textual content is stored in collections, not the original files and documents. or collections to conduct your search in:

And choose from a range of search options:

To combine query facets first run a single query; for example a text query:

Text Search - Enter your Query Text in the box provided and then click the Search button:

Then click the "+" button to add further search facets:

You can click the "+" button as many times as necessary and combine all types of searches to narrow your results down as far as you need to.

Logic of Query Facets

Query facets are combined by taking the Boolean AND of them all (except for the facets that are switched off).

This means that adding a facet can only reduce the number of search results.

Positive and Negative Facets

Sintelix now enables facets to be applied negatively or positively.

When a facet is applied positively the result is the simple AND of results. However, when a facet is applied negatively, it is complemented first. This amounts to the mathematical expression:

Pos_facet1 AND Pos_facet2 AND ... AND NOT(Neg_facet1 AND Neg_facet2 AND ...).

To toggle a facet between negative and positive, click its pos/neg icon, as below: