Proximity Search

Definition(s)

  • A Proximity Search searches for multiple keywords. The matching documents must contain all the keywords, with the keywords occurring within a specified number of words from each other.
  • Retrieves a word only when it occurs within a specific number of lines or words of another word. 1
  • For “full-text” searches, the ability to look for words which are within a prescribed distance of another word (e.g. find “glove” within 15 words of “baseball”.) 2

See Also

Notes

  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.