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chlamy at ACPUB.DUKE.EDU chlamy at ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Fri May 27 14:02:09 EST 1994

Henry Latorella wrote,

>In some data bases, OVID for one, a dash(-) is seen as a delineator between
>two separate search terms.  Therefore, a search for "OSM-1" finds "OSM" 
>and then "1". A search for "OSM1"is a single search.  Database searching is
>too important to ignore, although I agree that the dash does add clarity.

This is not a problem in ACEDB, the program that I'm using.  I'm still open
on the question of dash or no-dash, however.

Elizabeth Harris
chlamy at acpub.duke.edu

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