Morph Query within sentence or clause

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 12 2021 2:51 PM

For Morphological Query searches, it is critical that there be a way to limit the search to a single sentence or clause.

As important as limiting the span to a certain number of words, if the search cannot be limited to a sentence, it will find a lot of false hits. Gramcord could do easily even in 1983, but Logos still cannot do. Accordance also allows searching with sentence or clause boundaries (they call it "scope").

I made this feature request when the Morph Query Builder was being beta tested:

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/140649/896851.aspx#896851

As far as I can see, this has still not been made possible in Logos. I would love to be proven wrong.

Please enable the option in Search Span for number sentences or clauses, in addition to words and verses as there is now. If only one new feature is added, the most critical is the sentence, but clause would be very useful as well.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 12 2021 7:36 PM

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 13 2021 12:47 AM

MJ. Smith:

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Harry Hahne:
As far as I can see, this has still not been made possible in Logos. I would love to be proven wrong.

Thankful for Syntax Search being usable to search single sentence or clause.

Personally have learned to start with Morph Query search to find verse(s) that should show in Syntax Search. Next is using a visualization resource to look at clause/sentence structure while building Syntax Search.

Caveat: Syntax Search may take several iterations to find all the verses found by Morph Query (due to clause grammatical analysis). Having done a number of Syntax Searches, am now able to avoid no results found. Am willing to do more Syntax Search examples.

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 13 2021 2:43 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Thankful for Syntax Search being usable to search single sentence or clause.

Absolutely. It is too bad that Syntax searches are so difficult to set up and error prone. I am rarely confident that I have found all of instances of a grammatical construction.

I miss the old Graphical Query Editor from the Libronix (Logos 3). the fact that it would work with any Bible is awesome.

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