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After you issue a query, Oracle SES returns a list of matching documents. Each entry provides the following:

A document may appear in your query results because the query string matches an attribute value; the query string does not have to appear in the body text.

Filter Results By

You can restrict the results to a group of similar pages. Click a group to see just those results, or click an arrow to expand or collapse the tree. A highlighted group indicates that the results are restricted. Click Remove filter to list all results.

This panel can be displayed or hidden. To display the panel, click the double arrow button [>>] at the top left of the search results.

Group by

Groups the returned documents based on the selected attribute. Select an attribute from the list to initiate the grouping. Headings identify the different groups.

Sort by

Sorts the returned documents based on the selected attribute. Select an attribute from the list to initiate the sort. The text next to the list identifies the documents that are sorted.

Arrow Button

Toggles the order of the documents, such as between A to Z and Z to A, or between oldest and newest.

How Oracle SES Matches a Query

Oracle SES applies stemming to the query term. This expands the term to other terms that share the same root. For example, the query [banks] returns documents containing the word banks, banking, or bank. Oracle SES uses stemming based on the language of query. Implicit stemming expansion applies to single term search, proximity search, and attribute shortcut search for the STRING attribute. It does not apply to phrase search, and it can be turned off by enclosing the term in double quotes.

Oracle SES also performs implicit alternate word expansion for keywords that are configured for auto-expansion by the Oracle SES administrator. Expanded words are implicitly included in the user query. If there are multiple alternate expansions words registered for a keyword, the query matches all of them. For example, the query [enterprise search] matches the term enterprise, the term search, and the phrase "enterprise search". For alternate words that are not configured for auto-expansion, Oracle SES displays a "do you mean..." message.

The results can include the cached HTML version of the document and links to pages that link to and from that result.