Query

Definition(s)

  • A formal search command provided as input to a search tool. 1
  • Ask for information or data. 2
  • A request for data sent to a database. 3
  • A search request in a database. 4
  • A query is a request to a search engine or similar information retrieval system. Queries may consist of key words, phrases, complex expressions, or even whole documents. 5

Notes

  1. Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, EDRM page & The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, with Foreword by John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge2013 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (January 2013).
  2. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  3. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  4. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  5. Herb Roitblat, Search 2020: The Glossary.