Reproducible Bug: Logos mangles a valid INTERSECTS search

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Feb 27 2019 7:49 AM

I was looking to play with a recent search by Fred, but Logos completely misinterpreted my valid search:

(lemma:γυνή INTERSECTS <Sense wife>) AFTER 1 WORD @R 

Logos interprets this as:

(lemma:γυνή INTERSECTS <Sense ~ wife>) AND "AFTER" AND @R

When I replace INTERSECTS with ANDEQUALS, Logos interprets the search correctly.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 27 2019 8:05 AM

Hey Mark,

I see your point on INTERSECTS vs ANDEQUALS

Your ANDEQUALS search returns better results than the one I suggested. Yours removes a couple of garbage results that mine included. One thing that threw me was why yours was capturing so many more results, then I realized you were searching All Passages rather than just the Pauline Epistles.

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Mark Barnes:

Logos completely misinterpreted my valid search:

(lemma:γυνή INTERSECTS <Sense wife>) AFTER 1 WORD @R 

Logos interprets this as:

(lemma:γυνή INTERSECTS <Sense ~ wife>) AND "AFTER" AND @R

Generally the search engine doesn't support most operators as operands of a proximity operator. This is the same issue as mentioned here where the comma operator works but not the OR operator: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/4896.aspx

That said, in the same way that there is an exception for the comma operator, we should be able to make exceptions for the INTERSECTS and WITHIN operators. I've created a case to fix this.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 28 2019 6:02 PM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):
That said, in the same way that there is an exception for the comma operator, we should be able to make exceptions for the INTERSECTS and WITHIN operators. I've created a case to fix this.

What about NEAR?

"The saints are the true interpreters of Holy Scripture. The meaning of a given passage of the Bible becomes most intelligible in those human beings who have been totally transfixed by it and have lived it out." - Pope Benedict XVI

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SineNomine:
What about NEAR?

Unfortunately, no. The difference is that the result of the INTERSECTS and WITHIN operators is a single matching term, while NEAR results in 2 matching terms. This prevents it from being able to be combined with the other proximity operators.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 1 2019 5:33 PM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):
SineNomine:
What about NEAR?
Unfortunately, no. The difference is that the result of the INTERSECTS and WITHIN operators is a single matching term, while NEAR results in 2 matching terms. This prevents it from being able to be combined with the other proximity operators.

OK.

"The saints are the true interpreters of Holy Scripture. The meaning of a given passage of the Bible becomes most intelligible in those human beings who have been totally transfixed by it and have lived it out." - Pope Benedict XVI

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