What is a Keyword Query and how is it used?
A Keyword Query is the combination of words and rules Nexcerpt uses to find the material you want. Nexcerpt's Query screen provides the fields and structure for you to fill in easily. You provide words you want (or don't want) to see, and their relationships. Nexcerpt scans online sources for those words and relationships, then delivers the most relevant excerpts for your review in your Draft.
A Query contains search terms ("Keywords") about which you want information, along with some simple Boolean operators (such as AND, OR, and NOT) that you may use to refine the results. A very simple Query with common Keywords (e.g., "earnings") may return a huge, undifferentiated Nexcerpt Draft. A Query with more Keywords, or more-specific Keywords and relationships (e.g., Pharmacia OR "The Upjohn Company" AND earnings BUT NOT SEC), would return a shorter Draft of very specific, useful excerpts.
How many Keyword Queries can my account contain?
Can I change my Keyword Queries myself?
How often do my Keyword Queries search and produce new results?