Verity search operators

Operator Finds documents that
AND contain both words it joins
OR
, (comma)
contains either of the word it joins
NOT contain the word preceding it; excludes documents that contain the word that follows it
<PHRASE> contain phrases (words that are adjacent to each other)
<NEAR> contains words that are in the same general area, but may or may not be adjacent
? wildcard operator representing any one character
* wildcard operator representing one or more characters
' (single quotes) finds ``stemmed'' variations of the word; for example 'file' finds ``files'', ``filename'', or ``filesystem''.
" (double quotes) finds exact matches only, excluding stemmed versions of the word

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| Operator         |  Finds documents that                                   |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| AND              |  contain both words it joins                            |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| OR               |  contains either of the word it joins                   |
| , (comma)        |                                                         |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| NOT              |  contain the word preceding it; excludes documents that |
|                  |  contain the word that follows it                       |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| <PHRASE>         |  contain phrases (words that are adjacent to each other)|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| <NEAR>           |  contains words that are in the same general area, but  |
|                  |  may or may not be adjacent                             |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| ?                |  wildcard operator representing any one character       |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| *                |  wildcard operator representing one or more characters  |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
|                  |  finds ``stemmed'' variations of the word; for example  |
|                  |  ``filesystem''.                                        |
|                  |                                                         |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
| " (double quotes)|  finds exact matches only, excluding stemmed versions of|
|                  |  the word                                               |
|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|

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