"Group" -Advanced search

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dschmauss
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"Group" -Advanced search

Post by dschmauss » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:23 am

I wonder what you can do with that "Group" function in advanced search? Is it for replacing the 'OR'-Operator in a list of terms? Obviously you can't use it in context with proximity Operator?


voiceofreason
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Re: "Group" -Advanced search

Post by voiceofreason » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:36 am



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Re: "Group" -Advanced search

Post by Patent Information Marketing » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:20 pm

Dear user,

The group function can be used to group logical units. It also makes it easier to visually "read" a search query compared to the single line search. E.g. when the main Boolean operator is a Boolean "AND", you can insert a group with synonyms which are combined with a Boolean "OR" within the group.

Proximity operators are associated with a specific field and can be combined with groups.

See e.g. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/beta/se ... %3Ade%3Afr
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