Re: Teaching Boolean Searches

Subject: Re: Teaching Boolean Searches
From: Peter Kleczka <pkleczka -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 07:48:31 -0800 (PST)


I used graphic representation and as few words
to introduce the concept as possible.
My graphics consist of two circles containg sample
data and between the circles is the name of the
operation. Then an arrow points to a third circle
with the sample data results of the opperation.
My readers responded favorably to this method.

Peter Kleczka (pkleczka -at- yahoo -dot- com)

--- Joan Melgaard <joan -at- mirrorworlds -dot- com> wrote:
> Does anybody know of any good examples that teach
> (provide performance
> support for, shows examples of, documents, etc.) how
> to do boolean
> searches? Our products allows a user to search over
> a full text index of
> documents as well as search over meta data for each
> of those documents.
> I am trying to come up with a method to make it
> simple for users to
> understand how to construct boolean queries.
> Thanks,
> Joan

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