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proximity operator

Edited by Darrel Ince

in A Dictionary of the Internet

Second edition


Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199571444

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An operator used in a *query processed by a *search engine. It indicates that documents which contain words physically close to each other should be retrieved. For example, the query ‘Java NEAR C++’ retrieves all the documents which contain the word Java and the term C++ in which the words are close together....

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Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications

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