SubSearch within a search?

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Bob Diebel | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 1 2019 9:25 AM

Can I search within a search to narrow it down?

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 9:35 AM

Bob Diebel:

Can I search within a search to narrow it down?

Why, yes you can! In my personal Bible software. That was a feature I added many years ago, and it's a favorite. The reason has to do with saving time (vs expanding a big search), simplifying search language, and mentally, as you say, narrowing down the problem.

Logos, I don't think so? I'd think Logosians would love it. And a Happy New Year!


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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 9:44 AM

Bob Diebel:

Can I search within a search to narrow it down?

Search can manually be refined to narrow (or widen) results. Do you have a search example, which you want narrowed down ?

Searching for singular/plural Sabbath in Hebrew with results shown in English and Greek LXX (using OR so search results have different color: e.g. plural is blue and green)

(<LogosMorphHeb ~ N??S??> OR <LogosMorphHeb ~ N??P??> OR <LogosMorphHeb ~ V????S???> OR <LogosMorphHeb ~ V????P???>) INTERSECTS <Root = lbs/he/שׁבת>

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 10:15 AM

Bob Diebel:

Can I search within a search to narrow it down?

For a Bible search you can run your first search, then click on the three dots on the right upper corner and save as passage list. Now you can go the search section that says "all passages" and enter your new passage list and run another search. You can always amend the first search with different terms or conditions. I think an example of how you would want to use this would be helpful in advising you.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 10:34 AM

You guys are trying really hard. You'd really enjoy a sub-search ... not just passages too. Smiling.


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Bob Diebel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 10:39 AM

That is it!, Thanx much!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 11:57 AM

Denise:

You guys are trying really hard. You'd really enjoy a sub-search ... not just passages too. Smiling.

A 'layered' sub-search could be quite useful in simplifying search syntax and reducing human error.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 12:54 PM

SineNomine:

Denise:

You guys are trying really hard. You'd really enjoy a sub-search ... not just passages too. Smiling.

A 'layered' sub-search could be quite useful in simplifying search syntax and reducing human error.

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2019 7:26 PM

Denise:

Bob Diebel:

Can I search within a search to narrow it down?

Why, yes you can! In my personal Bible software. That was a feature I added many years ago, and it's a favorite. The reason has to do with saving time (vs expanding a big search), simplifying search language, and mentally, as you say, narrowing down the problem.

Logos, I don't think so? I'd think Logosians would love it. And a Happy New Year!

This sounds like something Logos could do. It sounds so handy. Would there be a way to do it without a copyright infringement?

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 2 2019 6:52 AM

Mike Tourangeau:

Denise:

Bob Diebel:

Can I search within a search to narrow it down?

Why, yes you can! In my personal Bible software. That was a feature I added many years ago, and it's a favorite. The reason has to do with saving time (vs expanding a big search), simplifying search language, and mentally, as you say, narrowing down the problem.

Logos, I don't think so? I'd think Logosians would love it. And a Happy New Year!

This sounds like something Logos could do. It sounds so handy. Would there be a way to do it without a copyright infringement?

Not sure your reference to copyright. If my software, yes (internal pieces). If Logos, I'm not sub-searching Logos.

Sub-searching is tricky. The easy implementation is to pull an image of each search success into a temp-table, so the sub-search language can be the same syntax as the main search (and no limit to how many subsearches). That depends on if Logos planned a common image. If not, then, it's also possible to just pull a standard text image (eg verses, text-blocks) the user can sub-search.

After sub-searches, I then added check-boxes per search-result for use/not-use. This is especially handy, where the search engine can't distinguish, but you want a very tight population for the next sub-search. And it's heaven-sent for exporting and notes (I allow attaching notes to search results).


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