Search limiter giving more results??

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Matthew Tingblad | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 12 2018 9:17 AM

Hello. I'm trying to do a search for the number of imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew in UBS5.

If I just search for imperatives (@V??M), I get 284 hits.

If I search for imperatives and Jesus as the speaker (@V??M  AND {Speaker <Person Jesus>}) I get 401 hits.

Am I doing something wrong? Why do I get more results when I use AND to narrow the search?

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Using the AND operator indicates that you want to return any verses that contain the left and the right side. You want instances where they occur on the same word, which means you want to use the INTERSECTS operator.

@V??M INTERSECTS {Speaker <Person Jesus>}

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 12 2018 1:12 PM

Matthew Tingblad:
Why do I get more results when I use AND to narrow the search?

Note that the number of verses is much smaller, showing that the search has been narrowed. The number of results is larger because the hits for both sides are counted.

But as Andrew pointed out, INTERSECTS is the correct operator. This further narrows the search (fewer verses) and counts only the number of times that the verb is part of the text where Jesus is speaking.

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Matthew Tingblad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 13 2018 8:49 AM

I see. I didn't realize that the search does whole verses like that. Thanks everyone!

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