The Boolean Terms menu contains a number of options:
And, Or, Except, Truncate, Nearby, Within and Wildcard.
These are known as Boolean Logic terms and allow you to refine a Search.
NB:In the following text terms which appear in
monospaced font give examples of
search terms. Terms appearing in italicized font give examples of terms which may be
returned by the search engine
|Images will be found only if each word/s or phrase is found within an image description,
Sydney and Sunsets and Opera House.
|If you are not sure how to spell a word; or if the word is plural or you want to know
what words are available, you can key in part of the word or characters, known as the word
stem or root and the *, eg.
|Images will be found if either word/s or phrase is found within an image description,
Kangaroos or Wallabies.
|Images will be found only if the image description does not contain a word/s or phrase
following Except, eg.
Beaches except People
|Searches can be performed if you only know part of the keyword. This is useful if you are
not sure how to spell the keyword or if the keyword is plural. The wildcard
? can be positioned at the beginning, at the end or anywhere in the keyword. A
keyword can have more than one wildcard in different positions.
sea? would return images whose descriptions contained words that started with
'sea' followed by anything else eg. sea, search and
?side would return images whose descriptions contained words that ended with
'side' eg. inside, outside and aside.
?son? would return images whose descriptions contained words that had
'son' in the middle of the word. eg. reasons, reasonable,
seasons and seasoning.