Hermetic MultiFile Search
Example of Use of the Search Module

In this user manual searching the author's M.Phil. thesis on spin models is used to demonstrate the operation of the software. If you wish to follow this example in a hands-on manner first install the trial version of the software. Download the file spin_models.zip (159 Kb) and unzip the files into some folder on your hard disk, say, spin_models. This folder will also contain the index and data files, 'spin_models_index.hmfs' and 'spin_models_data.hmfs' (these files do not have to be in the same folder as the searchable files).

When first run the search module appears thus:

The first thing to do is to click on the 'Index file' button to specify the location of the index file for this set of files. In this example it is spin_models_index.hmfs in the hmfs_files folder. (All index files created by this program end in _index.hmfs.) The software reads this index file and displays the title of the searchable files, the number of those files and the number of different words in those files.

Once an index file has been specified you can click on the 'List indexed files' button to see which files are included in this index.

Now click on the 'Top folder' button to specify the location of the top folder containing the searchable files. In this example it is the spin_models folder.

The top part of the window should now look like this: 

Now for a search. Enter "dynamic exponent" in the 'Search words' textbox, select "Exact phrase" as the search type, select "HTML" as the target for the report, and click on the 'Search' button. After a few seconds the results will appear:

A web page will appear in your default web browser (this may take a few seconds and you may have to switch to the browser window manually). In the trial version the titles are simply titles. In the fully-functional version (after activation of the software) they would link to the files in the spin_models folder on your PC. In the example below they go to pages on this website.

Appendix 8: Relaxation Time and Singular Dynamic Scaling
7} ... dynamic scaling Aeppli et al. found that the dynamic exponent Z for the relaxation time had a value close to 2.4, ...
8} ... relaxation time ~ x Z eff where Z eff (the "effective dynamic exponent") = A(ln x T ) + B, with constant A and B . / According to ...

Footnotes
7} ... speaking the symbol q denotes only the new critical dynamic exponent, but sometimes here it is used to mean the slope of the ...

Now (i) enter "computational theoretical" into the 'Search words' textbox, (ii) select "Any word" as the search type, (iii) set the size of extract to 3 and (iv) click on the 'Search' button. Six files will be returned and (if the 'Generate report' checkbox was checked) this page should appear in your web brower (with links to the files in the spin_models folder; here the links have been changed to point to the pages on this website).

The Search Module Hermetic MultiFile Search