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How to search contracts

Aivan.ai service has a powerful search. Full contract text (including all appendixes) is indexed for the free text search.

➜ You may use the free text search in CONTRACTS view.

➜ To perform a search, enter the free text string in the “Search contracts” field.

Basic search words and phrases

When you type a simple word or phrase in the search box, Aivan.ai will search for those words in the same order.

Aivan.ai will automatically search for different inflected forms. If you type in “love” in the search box, you’ll get results also for “loving”, “loves”, etc.

To search for…Type this in the search box
shoesshoes
the phrase ”running shoes”running shoes

Exact matching

Normally, search results include different variations of words. The search for a word or phrase exactly as you typed it, surround it with double quotes:

To search for…Type this in the search box
kayaking (exactly)“kayaking”
it’s a boy (exactly)“it’s a boy”

Excluding words

If you want to exclude certain words or phrases from the search results, type a minus sign right before the word. To exclude a phrase, put it in quotes first.

To search for…Type this in the search box
cats, but not dogscat -dog
dogs, but not Jack Russellsdog -“Jack Russell”

Alternative words (OR)

To search for multiple alternatives in one search, type the word “OR” (in capital letters!) between all the words you want.

To search for…Type this in the search box
cats or dogscat OR dog
Jack Russells, Bull Terriers, or CairnsJack Russell OR Bull Terrier OR Cairn Terrier
cats, dogs, or rabbits, but still no Jack Russellscat OR dog OR rabbit -“Jack Russell”

Multiple required words (AND or a comma)

If you want words to be all present, but not necessarily one after the other, type the word ”AND” (in capital letters!) between all the words you want.

To search for…Type this in the search box
cats and dogscat AND dog
all three of cats, dogs, AND rabbits, but still no Jack Russellscat AND dog AND rabbit -“Jack Russell”

Notice how the search “cat dog” is different from “cat AND dog”. Searching for “cat dog” brings results where the words “cat” and “dog” occur one after the other, in that order. Searching for “cat AND dog” gives results where “cat” and “dog” both occur somewhere in the same document, in any order.

Alternatively, you can use a comma instead of “AND”. These two searches are equivalent:

craft beer AND new york
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craft beer, new york

Grouping boolean queries

Normally, searches look both in the title and content of articles. You can choose to search in only the title or only the content using special search predicates.

To search for…Type this in the search box
running shoes (in title only)title:”running shoes”
running shoes (in content only)content:”running shoes”
running in title, but no shoes in contenttitle:”running” -content:”shoes”

These title: and content: search predicates can be used as a part of boolean queries just like any other search expression.