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Advanced Signal Search

Powerful signal search capabilities to filter signals.

Updated over a week ago

Advanced Signal Search is a type of query allowing users to combine keywords with boolean operators (or modifiers) such as AND, NOT and OR to produce specific and more relevant results.

Every day, HolonIQ's proprietary search engines pull hundreds of thousands of Signals (news, press releases, wires, blogs) from over 50,000 sources. Advanced Signal Search is often required to get the precise signals you are looking for in your research.

Use Cases

Customers use Advanced Signal Search for the following use cases

  • Brand and Reputation Management/Monitoring

  • Competitor and Brand Tracking

  • Emerging and Key Issue Tracking

For example, an advanced signal search could be “education” AND “credential”. This would limit the search results to only those signals containing the two keywords.

Search Operators

Advanced Signal Search query supports the following operators:

  • + signifies AND criteria

  • | signifies OR operation

  • - negates a single token

  • " wraps a number of tokens to signify a phrase for searching

  • * at the end of a term signifies a prefix query

  • ( and ) signify precedence

  • ~N after a word fuzzy matches with maximum of N character changes

  • ~N after a phrase signifies how near or close the words can be.

The default operator is OR. This means a search of different words will look for any one of them, not all of them, as default.


Search Terms


education credential

education OR credential

"micro credential"

phrase "micro credential"

education | credential

education OR credential

education credential -india

education OR credential OR NOT india

education + credential

education AND credentials

education + credential +-india

education AND credential AND NOT india

educ* + "e-learning"

anything starting with the text educ AND includes the phrase "e-learning"

(ny | "new york") + city

contains ny OR "new york" AND city

"ny city" | "new york city"

"ny city" or "new york city"


fuzzy match the word consensus by using a maximum of 2 character changes to the search word

"education technology"~10

where N is maximum number of words or tokens allowed between matching words or tokens in the search phrase

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