Ordinary search requests are handled in a conjunctive
way; only documents that contain all words from your
search request are shown. The more words you put in your
search request, the more precise the search becomes, and
as such you generally receive fewer search results.
Various query operators allow you to narrow down or widen
the breadth of your query with precision.
Searches for documents containing both
movie and star. Preference is
given to documents where the two words are found close
When a search query has two or more words, word stemming
is automatically applied. The advantage of word stemming
is that a search also finds the variants of a word such
as plural/singular and verb conjugations. Word stemming
is not enabled by default. To enable word stemming, you
can use the "word stemming" search method in the advanced
query dialog, or make word stemming your default search
method in the user preferences dialog.
This search is the equivalent to making the same query
with both the singular and plural of star.
"Phonetic search" widens the query to all words which
sound like the search terms. This is useful for instance
to search for people's names or scientific terms whose
spelling is not obvious.
If "phonetic search" is enabled, the search will find
movie star (spelled correctly).