Beyond Basic Boolean
Most sourcing, recruiting, and staffing professionals are familiar with the basic Boolean operators of AND, OR, and NOT. However, I have found that few are familiar with what some refer to as “extended” Boolean functionality, such as proximity search and term weighting.
Proximity and term weighting, where supported, are not actually logical (Boolean) operators – they are more accurately referred to as text or content operators.
Whatever you call them – extended Boolean or text operators – they offer sourcers and recruiters significantly more control, power and precision when executing searches, and in the hands of an expert, they can enable semantic search. Continue reading