Need help in this very simple Cascadia Syntax search...

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:07 AM

I can't understand why this simple search is failing?

The ONLY way that I can get it to find anything is to check "skips levels" on the words....and I shouldn't have to based on the Cascadia screen shot....can someone shed light on this?

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:13 AM

Change Word 2 to a terminal node.

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:16 AM

Kevin,

I guess I just don't understand the whole word VS terminal node thing....what's the deal?

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:17 AM

Kevin,

Switching to terminal node no workee..

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:24 AM

The terminal node is the last node before the word level. It is imbued with the details from the word level though. In most cases you can accomplish word-level detail with a Cascadia terminal node.

This search will work

What I didn't catch in my first instruction was there was a missed level in the hina branch too. I've replaced the word with a terminal node too.

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:25 AM

PS: What do the asterisks behind some of the nodes mean again?

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:29 AM

Robert Pavich:

PS: What do the asterisks behind some of the nodes mean again?

It indicates the head of the phrase.

http://community.logos.com/forums/p/3389/39937.aspx

Search for asterisk and you will find that Mike A answers this question and gives a specific example.

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:43 AM

Kevin,

thanks for your help (again) but I have two questions:

1.) Why do I need a terminal node when it seems to perform the exact same function as a "word node"?

2.) Why does Cascadia highlight THE WHOLE CLAUSE when I really just want the verb I specified?

3.) What do the asterisks that are by certain nodes mean?

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Rick Brannan (Logos) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 10:52 AM

Hi Robert.

Robert Pavich:

1.) Why do I need a terminal node when it seems to perform the exact same function as a "word node"?

The terminal node is always the node previous to the word itself. There will be a 1:1 correspondance with a word node. We debated taking these out, but on the whole they seemed more helpful than harmful because they allow easy specification of a class by (typically) part-of-speech instead of needing to specify such data by morph codes in the word object.

Robert Pavich:

2.) Why does Cascadia highlight THE WHOLE CLAUSE when I really just want the verb I specified?

Syntax searches actually return two levels of hit highlight. One level (the grey level) represents the entire structure that your whole query matches. The other level (typically red) represents whatever is set to be highlighted within your query.

Robert Pavich:

3.) What do the asterisks that are by certain nodes mean?

As mentioned above, the asterisk on a node shows that the node itself functions as a head to its parent node. This information is queryable within the object's properties as well.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 11:00 AM

Rick, you always give helpful syntax answers! Thanks.

Robert, I direct you to another one of Ricks posts which I find helpful for increased understanding. http://community.logos.com/forums/p/6312/53297.aspx#53297

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 12:41 PM

Kevin and Rick...

thanks very much for clearing some of the fog....

I'll keep playing with this...

I must say (rick) that the "grey" area is tough on my eyes....but at least now I know it is a "feature" and not a "bug" Big Smile

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