Using Verity Syntax to perform searches

Basic Search Operators
Operator Effect Example
AND Searches for documents that have both words in it Verity AND Allaire
OR Searches for documents that have either word in it Verity OR Allaire
NOT Eliminates documents where the word is found Verity NOT Allaire
The Two Most Common Wildcards
Wildcard Purpose
* * stands in for any number of characters(including 0). A search for Fu* would find Fusion, Fugazi, and Fuchsia
? ? stands in for any single character. A search for ?ar?et would find both carpet and target but not Learjet.
Case Sensitivity
By default, a Verity search automatically becomes case sensitive whenever the characters provided as the CRITERIA parameter are of mixed case. A search for employee - or EMPLOYEE - finds employee, Employee, or EMPLOYEE, but search for Employee only finds Employee, not employee or EMPLOYEE.
By default, a Verity search automatically finds documents containing synonyms for the specified word. A search for altitude finds documents containing the words height and elevation, which are synonyms for altitude. If you want to find documents containing only the word altitude use double quotes around it ("altitude").
The syntax you use determines whether the search words you enter will be stemmed. When you use simple syntax, the search engine implicitly interprets single words as if they were modified by STEM operator. For example, "films," "filmed," and "filming" are stemmed variations of the word "film." To search for documents containing the word "film" and its stem words, you can enter the word film without modification. When you use explicit syntax, the search engine interprets the search terms you enter as literals. For example, by entering the word "film" (including quotation marks), the stemmed versions of the word "film", "films," "filmed," and "filming" are ignored.