Basic Search Help

The search engine offers three types of query:

Exact search

It limits the results to the exact string we have entered, with the only caveat that this search is "case insensitive" and ignores the difference between upper- and lower-case letters. Internally, this type of search ensures that the search string is an exact match to a word or group of words. This is the option to select when you need to search for a term without all possible variants appearing. Thus, if you search for "casa", only the term "casa" or "Casa" is retrieved as a search result. This search mode is not suitable when using partial tags. It is possible to locate the tag "[RISAS]" with the exact search, as it is a complete word, but if we search for a mark such as "[P-", as it is only part of a string, it does not meet the appropriate conditions and so the approximate search is the one to choose.

Approximate search

This is an intermediate search option between the exact search and the regular expressions search. It searches for all matches in a string. For example, if we search for "casa", we get " casa, casas, casado, carcasa... ". In contrast to the regular expressions search, in the approximate special characters are interpreted as punctuation marks and are searched for as such. If we search for "[P-" with the approximate search, we will find all the sequences that contain that segment, even if they are not complete words. On the other hand, if we search for it as a regular expression, we will not find it because the "[" sign is reserved as a special search character.

Regular expressions search

This type of search is governed by the rules of regular expressions. The more knowledge of regular expressions you have, the more powerful it is. To take advantage of this search option, we recommend reading this article, especially the sections on Constructing regular expressions and Description of regular expressions.

Search by tags or topics

It is possible to search by some of the tags that have been added to reflect aspects of spoken speech. The menu offers the possibility to select and automatically insert the most frequent ones in the search engine window. The full list of tags used can be consulted here.
The same facility is available for the topics covered in the conversation, the repertoire of which can be consulted here.

Order of results

The results of the query can be sorted according to three different criteria:

By province: the results are shown following the alphabetical order of the provinces.

Frequency by locality: the results are ordered according to the frequency obtained in each of the localities, from highest to lowest.

Frequency by province: the results are ordered according to the frequency obtained in each province, from highest to lowest.