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entrez-phrase-search - search NCBI Entrez for phrases

ENTREZ-PHRASE-SEARCH(1) NCBI Entrez Direct User's Manual ENTREZ-PHRASE-SEARCH(1)

NAME

entrez-phrase-search - search NCBI Entrez for phrases

SYNOPSIS

entrez-phrase-search [ -help] [ -count[s]] [ -string] [ -db name] [ -database name] [ -field name] query

DESCRIPTION

entrez-phrase-search is an edirect(1) esearch(1) wrapper script that searches an NCBI Entrez database for a phrase rather than discrete keywords. It works by breaking the query up into pairs of adjacent words (disregarding connecting words like "the") and intersecting searches for word pairs that appear reasonably often.

OPTIONS

-help
Print usage information.
-count[s]
Just print counts for individual word pairs.
-string
Just print the final query string.
-db name (-database name)
Search the specified Entrez database (default: pubmed).
-field name
Search the specified field (default: TIAB, titles + abstracts).
query
Phrase to search for. (Quotes optional.)

SEE ALSO

edirect(1), esearch(1), filter-stop-words(1).
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