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Guide to Research and Writing for the Academic Study of Religion

Natural Language Searching

What is Natural Language Searching?

Some search engines such as  Ask  and Google  will allow you to perform what is called a natural language search. In natural language searching, you type your question in directly as you would pose it to another person and the system then interprets it for you. In these cases, the system is often applying the same methods you have been learning but without you seeing them or having to figure it out yourself. The system, however, does not always interpret your question the way you hope. It is generally best to learn search techniques yourself!