• A  'tilde' after the term will imply that the term might be spelled in different ways. The similarity can be changed by adding a value between 0 and 1. A value closer to 1 will return words that are very similar.  The value 0.5 cannot be used.

You can also search for words within a certain distant of each other. 

Example fuzzy ~

Search for: last~ 0.8 . Indica will return words like lost, mast and list.

Search for: "testing Europe" ~10 . Indica will search for the words testing and Europe within 10 words of each other.

  • *  An asterisk places after (part of) the word, will enforce the presence of that (part of) the word in the results. 

Example wildcard *

Search for: test* . Indica will return words like testing, testresult, testcase, etc.

  • ?  A question mark will allow different characters at that specific position in the word. 

Example wildcard ?

Search for: ?est . Indica will return words like vest, rest and nest.

  • "..."  A term of sentence between double quotes will only return this term literally. Only results with the exact sentence or term will be returned.
  • (...)  Parentheses are used to group words or terms in sub searches or queries. These groups can be nested, thus allowing for boolean searches.

Example boolean

(user documentation) AND (advanced search) NOT (cheatsheet)

("term here") OR ("words here")

  • +  Prepending the term or word with a plus (plus) will enforce the word into the result set. 

Example +

Search for: +test Europe searchphrase . Indica will return results with test in every one and possibly Europe and searchphrase too.

  • –  Prepending the term or word with a minus (minus) will ensure the word or term is not present in the results.

Example –

Search for: "user documentation english" -"user documentation dutch". Indica will only return results containing user documentation english. If it also contains user documentation dutch, it will not be returned.