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Thread: Doing a Proximity Search Within a Specified Range of Words

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    Default Doing a Proximity Search Within a Specified Range of Words

    Hello,

    I need to know how to do a proximity search for two words within a range of 50 words regardless of whether they appear in the same sentence or verse. Therefore, words from different verses within the 50-word range are to be included in the results also.

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    '[1st word] *50 [2nd word];10

    The "10" at the end means "within 10 verses"; you could expand it or contract it if you want. But I think you have to indicate a range of more than one verse to have BW search outside of a single verse.
    καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν, ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι.

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    It's easy to do, but you need to use the Graphical Search.
    Once you have your two terms connected with the AND merge box, use the "set ordering mode" to connect them.
    Double-click the ordering box:
    • Choose At most 50
    • Check on Ignore word order (proximity search) and ok that

    THEN, in the Graphical Search,
    • click on Query > Properties
    • Click on the Flags tab
    • Choose "cross verse boundaries (slower)"
    • Ok

    Run search

    I've attached a QF file you can download to see how it works to find νυν and τοτε
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
    Glatfelter Professor of Biblical Studies
    United Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg & Philadelphia
    uls.edu - CrossMarks.com
    Biblical Studies and Technological Tools

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    Thanks Mark!

    Works great..

    Gilbert

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    Thank you for the explanations. Can you also explain how to simultaneously search in all same language Bible versions and other Greek texts in Graphical Search?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernd Strauss View Post
    Thank you for the explanations. Can you also explain how to simultaneously search in all same language Bible versions and other Greek texts in Graphical Search?
    I don't think that can be done...
    BUT: Once you have your search created in the Graphical Search:
    • Select all the objects in the search box (CTRL-A or draw a box around them all
    • From top bar: Edit > Change version of selected objects


    You can choose whatever you like that uses the same language coding.

    You can do a cross version search from the command line
    • Right click in command box
    • Choose: Cross version search mode
    • Usually what you want is: Search and prune all search language versions
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
    Glatfelter Professor of Biblical Studies
    United Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg & Philadelphia
    uls.edu - CrossMarks.com
    Biblical Studies and Technological Tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGVH View Post
    ....
    You can do a cross version search from the command line
    • Right click in command box
    • Choose: Cross version search mode
    • Usually what you want is: Search and prune all search language versions
    Apologies for the thread drift here, but I've never understood the difference between "Search and Display All Same Language Versions" and "Search and Prune All Same Language Versions." According to the Help, search and prune "works like the previous one but if a version does not have any hits it will be removed from the display version list." But I've been trying both, using grammatical forms that will occur in some English translations but not in others (such as "sayeth"), and whether I select search and display or search and prune, the results displayed in the box that appears are exactly the same--pruned. Either I've got something set funny somewhere, or "search and display" doesn't actually happen.
    David Rensberger
    Atlanta, Georgia

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