Help: How to search the bookThe purpose of this search interface is to supplement the hardcopy indexes. The hardcopy of the book includes two manually created indexes:
- Index of terms
- Index of authors and algorithms
This searchable index instead includes all occurrences of proper names, citations, and significant terms in the book. The search engine searches the index rather than the book (a kind of meta-search). The textual context of each term is however shown in the form of a "keyword in context" (KWIC) concordance.
QueriesThe main page allows you to enter your search query. The query can be a word, a phrase, or any regular expression. For example:
|freque||Search for any term containing "freque" (e.g., "frequency", "frequent", "frequencies", ...|
|topic||With exact phrase selected, search for any term containing "topic" (but not "topics")|
|topic signature||Search for any term containing "topic signature"|
|Wilks||Search for the name "Wilks" (in citations)|
|2004||Search for citations of papers published in 2004|
|135||With exact phrase selected, search for terms on page 135.|
The search is case-insensitive. Tick the "Exact word/phrase" box to get exact matches only, instead of substring matches.
Results pageThe results page lists all the terms in the book that match the query. For the query "topic", we get:
There are three sections in the results page:
- Key phrases: significant words and phrases in the book, which roughly correspond to the index of terms in the hardcopy
- Named items: proper nouns occurring in the book (see example)
- Citations: cited papers in the book (see example)
Click on Include singletons to also list the terms that occur only once (normally they are excluded).
Click on Printable version to get a printer friendly version of the results page which includes the page numbers of all results. For example:
KWIC button next to an index term to see a keyword-in-context concordance that shows all the occurrences of the term.
References (REFS)Press the REFS button next to a citation to see a list of the references (papers) to which it refers. There'll be one reference for each chapter in which the citation occurs, which might be different, since references are organized per chapter.