A phrase is surrounded with double quotes (
"") and allows searching for a
specific exact phrase and returns only matches where all terms appear in the
document in the correct order, giving a weight of the sum of each term.
- Documents which match A followed by B followed by C gives a weight of A+B+C
When searching for phrases, stop words do not apply.
Hyphenated words are also treated as phrases, as are cases such as filenames and email addresses (e.g.
In the following example, we will retrieve documents with the exact phrase,
including the stop words