Search in Text+

Text+ supports two kinds of search via the “Search” button: You can either search the Text+ website, or you can choose “content” to search a vast number of text and language-based data. You can switch between these two options by clicking the respective tab in the top bar.

Top bar search dialog, with tabs website and content

To search the website, please click the tab “Website” in the top bar of the search dialog. The search allows filtering by Website categories or, where applicable, by Task area and DFG subject areas. Search results are updated as they are entered and are organized according to the website structure. A chain symbol next to a result indicates that this is a direct link to a specific result page. A number indicates how many hits were found in a category. In this case, the entry can be expanded by clicking on it.

Example search for fdm with filter Task Area Infrastucture Operations

The search for text and language data uses the Federated Content Search (FCS), an established search platform that allows accessing distributed resources using a common specification of technical interfaces, data formats, and query languages. The framework was originally developed in the European CLARIN project and is based on standard protocols like OASIS searchRetrieve and the Contextual Query Language (CQL).

Various extensions are under development as part of Text+. These include the extended support of Lexical Resources, entity search, as well as the simplified integration of FCS in new application contexts.

Further information can be found here:

The search platform can be used both as a stand-alone web application (FCS Aggregator) and via the integration into the Text+ website.