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SEARCHING BASICS

Any search string must have at least three characters.

1. Search for single word

Enter complete word in the search specification field, e.g. traffic:

Result: any term with the word traffic in any of the selected fields (select from: Terms, Synonyms and Definitions) will appear in the result - subject to the selected filtering in CHAPTERS and LANGUAGE.

2. Search for multiple words

Enter two or more words in the search specification field, e.g. vehicle capacity

Result: any term with at least one of the words vehicle and capacity in any of the selected fields (select from: TermsSynonyms and Definitions) will appear in the result - subject to the selected filtering in CHAPTERS and LANGUAGE.

3. Search for strings

Enter a string delimited by double quoute characters, e.g. "physical planning"

Result: Any term containing the exact string "physical planning" in any of the selected fields (select from: TermsSynonyms and Definitions) will appear in the result - subject to the selected filtering in CHAPTERS and LANGUAGE.

4. USING THE BUTTONS

4.a The simple search page: 

   GO TO WWW.NVFNORDEN.ORG: takes the user to the NVF main site

   COOKIES: Displays this site's cookie policy

   SEARCH: Takes the user to the ADVANCED SEARCH page - this adds various filtering options to the simple search page.

   ACRONYMS: Display list of ITS-related acronyms and abbreviations - search on the displayed page using the browser's search function

   ABOUT: Displays various information on NVF, the NVF ITS dictionary and the use of the dictionary.

4.b The Advanced search page - this function can be selected/deselected by pressing "ADVANCED SEARCH". First time the advanced search options are accesses system defaults will be selected. Once a user has selected one or more specific filter options they will remain in force within the scope of the search session. A search session is terminated once SEARCH is activated.

   SEARCH FOR: This filter allows the user to restrict the search to one, more or all of the dictionary categories:

       -Terms

       - Synonyms

       - Definitions

   CHAPTERS: This allows the user to restrict the search to one, more or all of the dictionary thematic sections:

       - Driver assistance and vehicle control

       - Generic concepts and basic terms

       - Monitoring and control

       - Booking and payment

       - Freight transport

       - Information and navigation

       - Public transport

   LANGUAGES: This allows the user to restrict the search to one, more or all of supported languages:

       - English

       - Icelandic

       - Swedish

       - Danish

       - Finnish

       - Norwegian

   Remember my settings: Allows a search session to maintain the once selected filter criteria. NOTE; filter criteria will be reset to system default when pressing the SEARCH button. To make multiple searches in one session use the "magnifying glass" button or the RELOAD button.

   RELOAD: Allows the user to make another search in the same session (see also Remember my settings above). The function is the same as pressing the "magnifying glass" button.

WORKING WITH SEARCH RESULTS

Once a search has been executed the search result will appear in overview form sorted into Chapter specific groups of terms and the ADVANCED SEARCH options page will be collapsed. A line will be shown for each Chapter containing result terms with a indication of the number of hits found in each Chapter.

Inspection of terms in the search result can be made by selecting each of the displayed Chapter titles, thus expanding the result view.

Result can be inspected visually on the screen. Alternatively they can be exported to a local file in CSV-format by pressing the > CSV-FILE button at the bottom of the search result page.

NOTE, the CSV-file uses character set UNICODE (UTF-8). Reading/displaying the file on the basis of a different character set may result in garbled text.