Extreme Project Management for Architects
The window on the left provides links to three fine-grained search engines:
The fine-grained search engines let you compare blocks of text in context. They retrieve each sentence, header, or table that contains your search terms. Results are presented as a list. You can then compare results by reviewing the list. You can't do this with a typical search engine or word processor.
When you do a Boolean AND search, the program searches for terms in context, not scattered throughout the document. Results are more focused and meaningful.
Another unique feature is that fine-grained search engines, with a few exceptions, let you search for anything you can type. You can search for punctuation, parts of words, entire phrases, sequences of characters, or anything else that might occur in a document, including spaces. You can make detailed comparisons of how terms are used.
If you're annoyed by irrelevant results when you search for architectural products, try our Architectural Search Engine. It focuses on technical (not consumer) sites for building products and related topics.The Architectural Search Engine is built on top of Google. It searches only sites verified as relevant to architects in the U.S. and Canada. As of today, that includes 13,505 building product sites, 1,099 construction-related organizations, and 271 sites that publish technical documents. After you do a search, you can refine the results to show only building product sites, only organizational sites, or only publications.
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