ICSC elib Portal.

ICSC e-library is a collection of resources like ICSC sesssion documents , ACPAQ documents, ICSC Sessional reports, GA resolutions and other research material used and referred to by ICSC staff and commission members.

Search Quick Reference

All of the Words - Finds a list of words or phases.
  • Use quotation marks around phrases: banana pear "apple pie"
  • Add + directly in front of any word or phrase to require it: banana pear +"apple pie"
  • Add - directly in front of any word or phrase or to exclude it: "apple pie" -salad
Exact phrase - Finds a single phrase (quotation marks are optional).

Boolean - Finds a structured group of words or phrases linked by and, or, w/, etc.:
  • tart apple pie - the entire phrase must be present
  • apple pie and pear tart - both phrases must be present
  • apple pie or pear tart - either phrase must be present
  • apple pie and not pear tart - only apple pie must be present
  • apple w/5 pear - apple must occur within 5 words of pear
  • apple not w/27 pear - apple must not occur within 27 words of pear
  • subject contains apple pie finds apple pie in a subject field
*Use parentheses when a search includes two or more connectors: apple and pear or orange juice could mean (apple and pear) or orange, or it could mean apple and (pear or orange)

Special Characters:
  • ? matches any single character:
        appl? matches apply or apple
  • * matches any number of characters:
        appl*ion matches application
  • ~~ indicates numeric range:
        14~~18 looks for 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18
  • = matches any single digit:
        p12== matches p1234

Sorting : Default sort order
The default sort order of search results depends on whether the maximum size of search results is limited, and the type of selection being done.
If MaxFilesToRetrieve is greater than zero, then only the best-matching files are included in search results. Search results will be sorted either by relevance or, if the flag dtsSearchSelectMostRecent is set, by modification date.
For information on how Search computes relevance, and for weighting and other options to control this computation, please see: Relevance.
Relevance Ranking.
Synonym expansion
  • Finds word synonyms using a comprehensive English language thesaurus (Search on Web can also support custom synonym terms).
Variable term weights
  • A number after a word assigns a specific positive or negative variable term weight when ranking retrieved documents: apple:5 salad:-2
  • Finds grammatical variations on endings, like applies, applied, applying in a search for apply.
Phonic searching
  • Finds words that sound alike, like Smythe in a search for Smith.
Field Search
  • Search automatically detects fields in supported file types
    • (author contains John Smith) and (subject contains turbine generators)
  • A query can combine a full-text search with a fielded data search
    • (author contains John Smith) and (turbine w/3 generators)

Field search in XML - Search field searching supports the hierarchical nature of XML data.
  • persona contains Henry - finds Henry in a persona field
  • scene/stagedir contains exeunt citizens - finds a stagedir field containing exeunt citizens, directly nested in a field called scene)
  • scene/speech/line contains publius - finds a scene/speech/line field sequence that contained publius)
  • /play/title contains Henry the Fifth - finds a play field at the top of the hierarchy, with a title field just beneath it containing Henry the Fifth)
  • scene//line contains publius - finds a line field containing publius from anwhere beneath the scene field)
  • Henry the Fifth and (scene//line contains publius) - same as above, with a full-text search for Henry the Fifth)
Finds words even if they are misspelled. A search for alphabet with a fuzziness of 1 would also find alphaqet.