Searching for Dates

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Searching for Dates

Date recognition looks for anything that appears to be a date, using English-language months (including common abbreviations) and numerical formats.  Examples of date formats that are recognized include:

January 15, 2006

15 Jan 06



The fifteenth of January, two thousand six

To search for a date, put "date()" around the date expression or range.  For example, to find any of the expressions above near the word "apple", search for:

    date(jan 15 2006) w/10 apple

To search for a range of dates near the word "apple", search for:

    date(jan 10 2006 to jan 20 2006) w/10 apple