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Help:Searching in the TypeCraft Wiki

To access the wiki pages for search, write part of the name of the page wanted into the Search TC-wiki slot in the upper right cormer. You can choose between coontinuations of the name, and a Search results page will open, either with the desired page, or a set of Page title matches, between which you can further select.

For further specification of the search domain, the upper navigation bar on this page has a slot "Advanced". A Mediawiki calls collections of wiki pagers namespaces. The advanced option allows you to specify more precisely in which namespace you want the wiki to search. You can also go to your user preferences page (accessible on the uppermost navigation bar to the right) in order to tell the TypeCraft wiki in which namespaces you would like to search when using the wiki search box.

The Search results page

The intent of the Search results page is to use the newly placed search box to refine a list of results. You do this by writing query commands into the search box. For example, if you want to see more terms highlighted use "OR", and if you want to see all pages with the terms "language" and "annotation, write "language AND annotation"

Syntax for search terms

The TypeCraft wiki supports the "-" character for "logical not", the AND, the OR, and the grouping parenthesis. Logical OR can be specified by spelling it out in capital letters.

The AND operator is assumed for all terms separated by spaces. Therefore, if you would like to look for the Brazilian Portuguese you have to use the parenthesis. You write: "Brazilian Portuguese". If you use Brazilian Portuguese instead it is equivalent to using AND.

Or to say it differently: Double quotes can define a single search term that contains spaces. For example, "noun classes" is now defined such that the space between "noun" and "class" counts as a character, and not like a logical AND.


Terms can be excluded by prefixing a hyphen or dash (-), which, as mentioned above, is "logical not". For example: -"Brazilian Portuguese" finds all articles with "Brazilian" and "Portuguese" except those with the phrase "Brazilian Portuguese".

Wildcard search

A wildcard character *, standing for any length of character-string can prefix or suffix a word or string. : the query Anno* will list pages with words like: "annotation", "annotating" and "annotator", while a search for *logue will list pages with the words Ethnologue or dialogue in them.