Basic Queries

Basic search (also referred to as conceptual search) includes keyword and natural language searches, which allow you to specify terms that you want to find in your document set. IDOL applies some processing to the search terms so that it can find related terms (for example, plurals, and other forms of a verb). See Languages.

In a basic query, you provide keywords or sentences, and IDOL Server retrieves the documents that match it. These queries are the easiest type of search for end users, because they do not require any special syntax or training.

IDOL Server performs linguistic processing for basic queries, which allows it to match concepts as well as specific keywords.

Basic Query Process

You send basic queries to IDOL Server in the Text parameter of the Query action. IDOL Server then: