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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

BOOLEAN SEARCH
  1. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    Of or pertaining to a data type having two possible values representing “true” or “false.”.


    Example:


    Source:
    Dictionary.com


  2. Context:
    Searching


    Definition:
    Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT and NEAR (otherwise known as Boolean operators) to limit, widen, or define your search. Most Internet search engines and Web directories default to these Boolean search parameters anyway, but a good Web searcher should know how to use basic Boolean operators.


    Example:


    Source:
    About.com


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