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Choose primary and aligned language(s), and enter a query. You need to define a query for the primary language (in red). In addition, you may define queries on the aligned languages, which will restrict output accordingly.
Simplest Search is done like this: Primary language: "wordtosearch" - Secondary language in blank or with the wildcard1. If a word has two or more possible translations and you want to restrict the search to only one of them, you can do it like this: Primary language: "wordtosearch" - Secondary language: "specifictranslation".
Note that all the expressions must go between quotes to work, even the wildcard which also must be preceded by a dot (".*").
Searches by PoS tag can be done like this: [pos="NN.*"] which will return all the Nouns found in the text; but in this case, as the results will be so many, the page will come up in blank. With the next adjustments you will get less hits, but the search is successfully returned:
Structural Attributes can be used to restrict the search to certain domain(s) set on the corpus, for instance, this search: [word="Forest"] ::match.text_author="B.*", will return results only from those texts of the corpus which Author's name starts with a B.
To see which are the Structural Attributes available for each corpus, please visit the information page of the corpus by clicking the corpus name on the search dialog.
More information on how to compose a search using the Simple Query Language can be found in «this tutorial», these videos: «02: the standard query» | «03: wildcards in queries» | «07: word sequence queries», or in the «CWB web site».