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Main Menu
Searching the dictionary.
Search Engine Setup.
Searching Using Special Characters.
Handling the result form.
Handling the InfoLex ButtonBar.
When an error occurs.

Main Menu

From the Main Menu you can ...

... Search for an unknown Term or Abbreviation.(Word seek)

... See the Alphabetical Term List.(Word Index)

... See the this Help Page.(Help Page)

... Get Information about this Project.(Credits-Project Info)

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Searching the Dictionary.( Word Seek )

To find an unknown Term (or Abbreviation) you must follow the steps written below :

Step 1:

Define what you are looking for.

Seek for .........:

Step 2: Fill the field with the unknown Term or Abbreviation.
Do not forget to write the query string in the correct language.
No matters if you use uppercase or lowercase characters.

Unknown word :

Step 3: Select the appropriate dictionary.

Please select dictionary:

Greek to English. English to Greek.

Step 4:

Press the "Submit" button to start the search engine,
or "Reset" to clear the field and retry.

Step 5:

Be patient with the Search Engine.
It won't be late.

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Search Engine Setup

Before pressing the Submit button, you may want to Setup the Search Engine Parameters

Allow Soft Seek : Yes. No.

Maximum Number of Matchings :

By setting the first parameter(Allow Soft Seek = Yes),the Search Engine starts
searching for terms that include the given string.
The Maximum Number of Matcings (M.N.M) tels the Search Engine to display n terms
whitch include the query string.(n=M.N.M)

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Searching Using Special Characters.

To help you find a Term easier, the Infolex Dictionary gives you a number of
Special characters, whitch are implementing the search we call "Smart Search"

These Special Characters are:

a) The Brackets [,].
b) The Wildcard Character *.
c) The characters "greater than" and "less than ".

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Term Search using brackets [,].

Brackets activate a special mechanism,whitch is searching for substrings.

For example,if you submit the following string :

you will get :

a) The term "daname", if exists.
b) Terms including [da] AND [name].
like "data name".

Note:The Search Engine allows the naximum number of 12 pairs of
brackets, simulateously.

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Term Search using the wildcard character *.

The character (*), activates the wildcard Search.
With this software switch, we can replace unknown characters
inside the search string.

For example,if you submit the following string :

you will get :

a) The term "int", if exists.
b) Terms starting with the letters i,n,t.
like "integer", "integer arithmetic".

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Term Search using the characters "greater than","less than".

Using these switches, we can find terms beggining or ending
with the specified letters

For example,if you submit the following string :

you will get :

a) The term "i",if exists.
b) Terms beggining with "i" .

If you submit the following string :

you will get :

a) The term "integer".
b) Terms ending with "r" .

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Handling the result form.

In the result form you will see the Database Navigation ButtonBar. :

By pressing the buttons you can easily travel the database and see
the TOP,BOTTOM,PREVIOUS and NEXT record or you can resubmit the
last search using the RELOAD button.

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Handling the InfoLex ButtonBar.

At the bottom of each page you visit, you will see the InfoLex navigation ButtonBar:

This buttonbar makes your life easier when you Surf over the Dictinary.
The most important thing is that you can have direct access to this help page
wherever you are.It also gives you the ability to change from Greek to English
( and vice versa ) by pressing the GR and GB buttons.

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When an error occurs.

First thing: DO NOT PANIC :

Second thing: Read carefully the error message and follow the instructions.

At last: Go back and retry. In most cases this works.

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Happy Surfing

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding our dictionary, please send them to zchris@teipir.gr
Copyright 1996 - Electronic Computer Systems Engineering Department - TEI Piraeus

Info Lex:Informatics Terminology Dictionary - TEI Piraeus 1996