Setting up a Syntax Search

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 A Strategy for Syntax Search



Page Contents
Example 1 [Beneficiary using Andersen-Forbes Phrase Marker Analysis]

Example 2 [Subject & Finite Verb in NT using OpenText]



Example 1

  • This example will step you through setting up a Syntax Search including setting up a Query.
  • The example is from Dave Hooton’s forum post. (see Syntax)


  • By following these steps you can setup other Syntax Searches.


  1. On Logos top menu, right click on Search and select Open in floating window



  2. When the Search window opens, select Syntax
  3. Click on Query (under Syntax). When the drop down menu appears, select New Syntax Search…



  4. Click on the in item
  5. When the drop down menu appears, select the Andersen-Forbes Phrase Marker Analysis
  6. Set the Search to All Passages
  7. Click on the Title and add a name.



  8. Click on the + next to Add search terms
  9. When the drop down menu appears select Clause



  10. Hold your mouse over the Clause icon and when an + appears as shown, click on it.
  11. You will see a drop down menu appear, select Clause IC



  12. Expand Constituent (found on the right side)
  13. Check Finite Verb (in Clause IC1, you will see Structure = Finite Verb)



  14. Hold your mouse over Clause IC1 and then click on the + under Clause IC1
  15. In drop down menu, click on Clause IC



  16. Under Constituents check Subject



  17. Repeat steps 14 & 15 to create Clause IC3 (under Clause IC2)
  18. Scroll down under Constituents and check Location



  19. Repeat steps 14 & 15 to create Clause IC4 under Clause IC3
  20. Under Constituents check Beneficiary



  21. Now we have finished building the Query, so click on Search to perform the search



    • Now we see the search results in the Hebrew Bible.
  22. We can also view the results in a side by side view in English. Click on Add Versions and select NKJV (for example).



    • Now we see the final results






Example 2

  • Example of setting up an OpenText.org using Kevin’s example from the forum (see Subject and Finite Verb)




    • Example:
    1. Click on File in the top menu of Logos.
    2. Click on Syntax Search in the drop down menu.



    3. Click on the In item
    4. In the drop down menu, select The OpenText.org Syntactically Analyzed Greek New Testament.



    5. Click on the Search item.
    6. In the drop down menu, select New Testament (Matt—Rev).



    7. Click in the Title box and type in Subject and Finite Verb (OpenText.org).



      • Now lets add the search criteria

    8. Click on the + next to Add search term here
    9. In the drop down menu, select Clause



    10. On the right section, click on Level to uncompress it.
    11. Check Primary.



    12. Hold your mouse over Clause1, when the + appear around it, click on the right +.
    13. In the drop down menu, click on Unordered Group.



    14. Hold your mouse over Unordered1 until the + appear around it, click on the right +.
    15. In the drop down menu, click on Clause Component.



    16. On the right section click on the Clause Category to uncompress it.
    17. Click to check Subject.



    18. Hold your mouse over Clause Category1, click on the + under it.
    19. In the drop down menu, click on Clause Component.



    20. On the right side, click to check Predicator.



      • Now that we have the Search criteria finished...

    21. In the upper left area of the Search window, click on the Search button.



      • Now the results for the search appear in a new search window.

    22. You can open an English Bible version to view side-by-side next to the Greek results.
      Click on Add Versions



    23. In the drop down menu, select your Bible version.



  • Now you have your completed results showing






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