Search Instructions

The search system of the Legislative Herald website is a simple and flexible mechanism, through which you can find various kinds of normative documents and informational material published in the Legislative Herald.

Search is conducted through selecting one or more fields and entering different words/phrases therein.


Search Fields:


Search word/phrase: Enter the word or the part of a word (e.g. administ) or the phrase (e.g. administrative offen) into the field, whereby you want to search a document. It is also possible to search for a phrase by two incomplete words, where you should use "+" sign (e.g. Admin +Law). In such a case, the program will find the documents that contain both words.

Document filter: This is the Select field, which allows you to choose in what document you want to conduct search. When searching, the program initially searches for the word/phrase you choose only in main (consolidated) documents, but if you want to find particular amendment documents or various information documents, you should choose search – in all documents.

Document group: This is the Select field, where you can choose what type of document you are looking for (e.g. law, order, etc.).

Document issuer: Enter into the field the name or any part of the name of the entity that has issued the document and the program itself will offer you the issuing entities. The more letters you enter the less issuing entities remain to choose. If you choose the document type, only the entities that have the right to adopt a respective document (e.g. if you choose Edict in the document type, only the President of Georgia will appear in the field of issuing entities) will appear.

Search criteria (search for a word/phrase): This field will allow you to specify the following search criteria for the program:

Only in the title – when choosing this criterion, the program searches for a document, the title of which contains the word/phrase you specify;

In the document text – when choosing this criterion, the program searches for a document, the text of which, including its title, contains the word/phrase you specify.

Advanced - Advanced search field offers you a flexible and powerful search mechanism. In this field you have to enter a search string drawn up under special rules. If you enter several words in this field, you will find all documents that contain at least one search word. If you want to search for a text containing a phrase, enter the phrase enclosed in quotation marks into the field, e.g. "preschool age". If you do not enclose the phrase in quotation marks, the website will search for all documents that contain the words preschool or age, but when the phrase is enclosed in quotation marks, the program will find only the documents that contain the entire phrase preschool age.

Pattern searchIf you enter cor?a in the search field and click Search, the website will find all documents containing the following words - cort, cork, corn, ... i.e. the symbol ? means any of the letters. In other words, the website will imply one of any characters under the question mark. Multiple use of this symbol is also possible, e.g. cor?e?e correspond to the following words - cortege, corvette, corbeille, ... It’s worth noting that this symbol cannot be used instead of the first letter of a word. Symbol * has a special meaning as well. The website will imply any several letters under this symbol. For example, if you type tr*n in the search field, the website will look for all documents that contain the following words - transport, train, translate, trending ...

The symbol * cannot be usedinstead of the first letter of a word.

Preferential search - There are many cases when you remember several words in a search document, and you are sure that some words exist but doubt that some words don’t exist. For example, you are searching for a document and are almost sure that it contains the word school and may also contain the word desk. While searching, of course, it is better to review the documents where the word schoolis used. But if you cannot find there the desired law, then it is better to search for the document containing the word desk. If you apply Preferential Search method, the searched documents will be classified in such a way that the website will bring the documents that actually contain the word school to the fore and other documents will come next. This, of course, simplifies the search process. In this view, you can enter the following line in the search field: - school^2 desk. The pattern ^2 refers to the website that the degree of our persuasiveness is 2 times higher concerning the fact that the word school is used in the search document (as compared to the existence of the word desk). The fact that the word desk has no symbols automatically implies that the degree of persuasiveness equals to 1. The degree of persuasiveness should be more than 1. You may attribute the degree of persuasiveness to a phrase as well. Please, don’t forget to enclose the phrase in quotation marks.

Logical operatorsHere’s an example: let’s say you remember that the search document contains the word repair and the word car or motorcar. In order to find such a document you can use a logical operator OR and a logical operator AND. Enter repair AND (motorcar OR car)in the search field. In other words, you must use AND operator if two search words are simultaneously found in the document, while OR operator must be used if one of those words is included in the document. Quotation marks may be used when creating a logical design and shall be perceived as they are used in mathematical formulae. Logical operator + must be entered at the beginning of the word that guides the website to search for documents that necessarily contain the search word. For example, +excisefine will find the documents that contain, for sure, the word excise and may (or may not) contain the word fine. Logical operator NOT (the same -) may be entered between two words or phrases meaning that the search document must contain the first word/phrase and must not contain, at the same time, the word/phrase following the Operator. For example, manifestation NOT approved will find the documents containing the word manifestation without the word approved.

Search has also a tool of searching by the document number and adoption date, as well as advanced search fields, where you can find a document with additional parameters: registration code, publication date, and different status.

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