In Logikcull, you can run a proximity search to find two or more words within a specific distance of each other. This type of advanced search puts you in control of the discovery process by cutting down on review time and increasing the accuracy of your search.

In the example below, instead of searching for ALL documents that contain the words “customer” and “confidential,” we used proximity search to identify only those documents in which these words occur close enough to have a relationship that would make this document responsive.

Note the following when running a proximity type search:

  • Use double quotes or parentheses to surround the terms being searched. We recommend using parentheses to enclose terms and quotation marks to denote multi-word terms, such as "bank account" in ("bank account" money)~10
  • Requires a numerical value after the ~ symbol to define the proximity value within the words.  The proximity value takes into account the order or placement of the words (from left to right) therefore the search (front back)~2 may not necessarily return exact same records as (back front)~2 due to the shift of adjacent words required for the match.

Other examples of proximity search:

  • Proximity involving 3 or more words - (front back center)~3

**Note: While you can run a proximity with 3 or more words, we recommend using less than 10.

  • Proximity with wildcard - (discover* contract*)~8
  • Proximity with a phrase and a wildcard - ("potent* priv*" product*)~5                ("trophy winner*" "baseball team*")~5
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