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natural language search query

a search that allows the user to enter the search query using natural language rather than a special search syntax. For instance: “What shipments have been received in the past 5 days from the west coast with a total value of $10,000 or more?” Natural language queries are rarely optimal because novices don’t get what they expect when they use ambiguous queries and experts can usually specify a search more accurately and efficiently with a special-purpose syntax.