The operators NEAR and FBY allow you to perform proximity searches in GerritsenOnline. To search for words or phrases that appear near each other within adocument, separate the terms with NEAR in the appropriate search field.
For example, equality NEAR salary would retrieve all results where the term ''equality'' appears near the term''salary''.
If you wish to retrieve documents in which one term is followed by another, separate the terms with the operator FBY (''followed by'').
For example, doctor FBY patient would retrieve all documents in which the term ''doctor'' is followed by the term''patient''.
You can specify the maximum number that can appear between two terms by entering a colon followed by the required number after the operator.
For example: tea FBY:6 party will retrieve all documents containing the term ''tea'' followed by the term''party'' within seven words. The default proximity value for both NEAR and FBY is ten words.
Note: Proximity operators can be typed in either upper case letters (e.g. ''NEAR'') or lower case letters (e.g. ''near'').