## 22255Re: search for several terms simultaneously

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• Sep 28, 2011
Hello Art Kocsis:)

Thank for your additional clarification because it was necessary in order for me to correctly understand the user interface of NTB.

George Elliott.
--- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, Art Kocsis <artkns@...> wrote:
>
> In mathematics, this is known as an iterative solution - hopefully it
> converges. ;-)
>
> The last iteration from John covers half of them. To fully satisfy your
> example add the remaining possibilities.
>
> <start long line>
> \b(man.+alone.+good|man.+good.+alone|alone.+man.+good|alone.+good.+man|good.+man.+alone|good.+alone.+man)\b
> <end long line>
>
> And, as has been mentioned previously, check "RegEx" and clear "Case sensitive"
>
> Note, there are n! (n factorial), unique ways (where the order is
> significant), of choosing n items.
>
> For three items there are three choices for the 1st item and then for each
> of the first choices, there are two choices for the remaining two items.
> For example: abc: abc, acb, bac, bca, cab, cba.
>
> Be aware that factorials increase VERY rapidly (4! = 24, 5! = 120, 6! =
> 720, ...), so enumerating each possible word sequence is quite unwieldy
> beyond 3 words.
>
> If you need to do this frequently with four or more words you should
> linearize the search with a clip. (Search for a paragraph containing the
> first word then search the found paragraph for the second word and, if
> found, search again for the next word, etc.) Ask for help on the NTB clip
> forum.
>
> Namaste', Art
>
>
> At 09/27/2011 14:05, you wrote:
> >Sorry, didn't read close enough. The answer is that you'd need all three
> >words in three terms separated by pipes. And a
> >.+ between the words.
> >
> >Place a 'pipe' between the words. Might have to enclose the lot in parens.
> >\b(man.+alone.+good|alone.+man.+good|good.+man.+alone)\b
> >
> >Regards,
> >John
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> >Of John Shotsky
> >Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 13:59
> >To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: RE: [NTB] search for several terms simultaneously
> >
> >Place a 'pipe' between the words. Might have to enclose the lot in parens.
> >\b(man|alone|good)\b
> >
> >Regards,
> >John
> >
> >From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> >Of george_elliott2002
> >Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 09:35
> >To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [NTB] search for several terms simultaneously
> >
> >how do I search a document to find any instance of a paragraph which has
> >all of a group of words; but in any sequence?
> >
> >For instance, search paragraphs for the words "man alone good", without
> >the quotes?
>
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