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  1. Managing the Firehose of Real-Time Information

    The account management tool lets you add, change or delete keywords, or build queries using full Boolean logic. RSS feeds, search alerts and other information monitoring technologies are great, but often end up providing too much of a good thing.

  2. Seven Stupid Searching Mistakes, Part 1

    Search Engine Math http://www.searchenginewatch.com/facts/math.html Most search engines implement a simple form of Boolean logic that's relatively easy to master. The problem is that Boolean operators, because of their apparent simplicity, appear...

  3. In Praise of Fuzzy Searching

    Boolean logic is a power tool. This is why search engines don't rely on Boolean logic alone to calculate relevance. Now, the last thing we searchers want are blurred or indistinct results, yet paradoxically, a liberal dose of "fuzzy logic" can...

  4. The Search Engine Report March 5, 2001 - Number 52

    AltaVista says that if such commands are used, they'll take precedence over the internal logic it tries to follow. However, advanced searchers may still prefer to control AltaVista themselves by using power commands such as the + symbol or Boolean...

  5. The Search Engine Report, March 5, 2001, Number 52

    AltaVista says that if such commands are used, they'll take precedence over the internal logic it tries to follow. However, advanced searchers may still prefer to control AltaVista themselves by using power commands such as the + symbol or Boolean...

  6. Blending Vertical Results & Other AltaVista Improvements

    AltaVista says that if such commands are used, they'll take precedence over the internal logic it tries to follow. However, advanced searchers may still prefer to control AltaVista themselves by using power commands such as the + symbol or Boolean...

  7. Blending Vertical Results & Other AltaVista Improvements

    AltaVista says that if such commands are used, they'll take precedence over the internal logic it tries to follow. However, advanced searchers may still prefer to control AltaVista themselves by using power commands such as the + symbol or Boolean...

  8. The Search Engine Update, August 2, 2000, Number 82

    After all, the logic went, who would pay for LookSmart's listings when they could get listings from the Open Directory for free? All you Boolean junkies will be happy to know that Excite now supports a NOT query by just specifying NOT, rather than...