Creating an Outline File

A topic outline file specifies all the combinations of words and phrases, Verity operators and modifiers, and weight values that the search engine uses when you issue a query using the topic. The outline file is an ASCII text file in a structured format.

For example, the following outline file defines the topic “saint-bernard”:

$control: 1 
saint-bernard <accrue> 
*0.80 "Saint Bernard" 
*0.80 "St. Bernard" 
* "working dogs" 
* "large dogs" 
* "European breeds" 

When you issue a query specifying the topic “saint-bernard”, the Full-Text Search engine:

This example is a very basic topic definition. An outline can introduce more complex relationships by using: