Text Queries

You have the option to search documents three ways:

  1. Queries against the whole document text. See below for instructions.
  2. Queries against certain attributes, e.g., filing date. See here for instructions.
  3. Search clause or definition. See here for instructions.

πŸŸͺ Finding Errors πŸŸͺ

Here are some tips on finding errors.

JSON POST

You run queries by sending them as a JSON POST like this. The authorization token is a URL parameter. The parameters are a JSON body.

curl -X POST
'https://www.lawinsider.com/api/v1alpha/search?token=(token)
-H 'Content-Type: application/json'
-d '{
   "query": {
      "q": "",
       "_index": "contract"
    }
}'

Text query

The basic format is to put the text filter after the q attribute below the query attribute:

 {  
"query": {  
    "q": filter  
    }  
}

See below for the list of text query operators

Index Query

You can select by index. The indices are:

  • contract
  • definition
  • company
  • country
  • category
  • clause
  • jurisdiction
{  
"query": {  
    "q": "employee",  
    "_index": "contract"  
    }  
}

Index Query Sample Response and Metadata

Here you can see it matched documents with the word employee whose index is contract.

Look here for a detailed description of the metadata.

{
	"took": 354,
	"timed_out": false,
	"_shards": {
		"total": 42,
		"successful": 42,
		"skipped": 0,
		"failed": 0
	},
	"hits": {
		"total": {
			"value": 10000,
			"relation": "gte"
		},
		"max_score": 62.366325,
		"hits": [{
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/j5cGRaQJcWy",
			"_score": 62.366325,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "THIS PERFORMANCE AWARD AND NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENT (this \u201cAgreement\u201d) is entered into between Perficient, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the \u201cCorporation\u201d), and _______________ (\u201cEmployee\u201d) effective the later of the date this Agreement is signed by the Corporation, and the date it is signed by Employee, as indicated below.",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "j5cGRaQJcWy",
				"filing_date": "2023-07-27",
				"jurisdiction": {
					"name": "Missouri",
					"value": "missouri-us"
				},
				"name": "PERFORMANCE AWARD AND NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENT (EMPLOYEE GRANT)",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Services-computer programming services",
					"value": "services-computer-programming-services"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Perficient Inc",
					"value": "1085869"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Performance Award and Non-Competition Agreement",
					"value": "performance-award-and-non-competition-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["<b>Employee</b> further warrants that <b>Employee</b> is not the <b>employee</b> of any other person or entity.\u00a0", "<b>Employee</b> warrants that <b>Employee</b> is not violating any agreement to which <b>Employee</b> is a party, including", "(a) <b>Employee</b> acknowledges that <b>Employee</b> is bound by and will continue to comply with the terms of the", "a suspected violation of law, <b>Employee</b> may disclose the trade secret to the attorney of <b>Employee</b> and", "<b>Employee</b> represents that <b>Employee</b> is willing and able to engage in other employment not prohibited by"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/d3hRGWCMG6H",
			"_score": 61.45062,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "THIS Employee Advisory Services AGREEMENT (\u201cAgreement\u201d) is made and effective as of May 23, 2023 (\u201cEffective Date\u201d), by and between The Marcus Corporation, a Wisconsin corporation (the \u201cCompany\u201d), and Stephen H. Marcus (\u201cAdvisor\u201d).",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "d3hRGWCMG6H",
				"filing_date": "2023-05-23",
				"name": "EMPLOYEE ADVISORY SERVICES AGREEMENT",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Services-motion picture theaters",
					"value": "services-motion-picture-theaters"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Marcus Corp",
					"value": "62234"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Employee Advisory Services Agreement",
					"value": "employee-advisory-services-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["<b>Employee</b> Advisory Role.", "Exhibit 10.1\n<b>EMPLOYEE</b> ADVISORY SERVICES AGREEMENT\n\nTHIS <b>Employee</b> Advisory Services AGREEMENT (\u201cAgreement", "WHEREAS, Advisor has been an <b>employee</b> and a valuable member of the Company\u2019s Board of Directors (\u201cBoard", "his new position as Chairman Emeritus, the Company desires to have Advisor continue to serve as an <b>employee</b>"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/4gF0LAU9SSx",
			"_score": 60.504494,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "This EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT, dated as of [\u2022], 2023, is between JS Global Lifestyle Co. Ltd., an exempted company with limited liability incorporated in the Cayman Islands (\u201cJS Global\u201d), and SharkNinja, Inc., an exempted company with limited liability incorporated in the Cayman Islands (\u201cSharkNinja,\u201d with each of JS Global and SharkNinja a \u201cParty,\u201d and together, the \u201cParties\u201d). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Separation and Distribution Agreement.",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "4gF0LAU9SSx",
				"filing_date": "2023-06-28",
				"jurisdiction": {
					"name": "New York",
					"value": "new-york-us"
				},
				"name": "EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT BETWEEN JS GLOBAL LIFESTYLE CO. LTD. AND SHARKNINJA, INC. EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Household appliances",
					"value": "household-appliances"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "SharkNinja, Inc.",
					"value": "1957132"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Employee Matters Agreement",
					"value": "employee-matters-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["<b>EMPLOYEE</b> MATTERS AGREEMENT\n\n\u202f\n\nThis <b>EMPLOYEE</b> MATTERS AGREEMENT, dated as of [\u2022], 2023, is between JS", "\u201d means any (a)\u202fJS Global Automatic Transfer <b>Employee</b>, (b)\u202fJS Global Offer <b>Employee</b> or (c)\u202fJS Global", ", temporary service worker, consultant, freelancer, agency <b>employee</b>, leased <b>employee</b>, on-call worker,", "and each JS Global Offer <b>Employee</b> all amounts owed to such <b>employee</b> from SharkNinja as of his or her", ", temporary service worker, consultant, freelancer, agency <b>employee</b>, leased <b>employee</b>, on-call worker,"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/6GHvYZl3j6w",
			"_score": 60.25495,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "This Confidentiality, Non-Competition, and Non-Solicitation Agreement (\u201cAgreement\u201d) is entered into on , by Under Armour, Inc. (\u201cUA\u201d together with its affiliates, the \u201cCompany\u201d) and (\u201cEmployee\u201d) (collectively with the Company, the \u201cParties\u201d).",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "6GHvYZl3j6w",
				"filing_date": "2023-05-24",
				"name": "EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIALITY, NON- COMPETITION, AND NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENT",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Apparel & other finishd prods of fabrics & similar matl",
					"value": "apparel-other-finishd-prods-of-fabrics-similar-matl"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Under Armour, Inc.",
					"value": "1336917"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Competition, and Non-Solicitation Agreement",
					"value": "competition-and-non-solicitation-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["<b>Employee</b> further acknowledges that if <b>Employee</b> is a new <b>employee</b>, <b>Employee</b> has had advance notice of", "<b>Employee</b> further agrees not to contact any such <b>employee</b> of the Company or to cause the <b>employee</b> to be", "For a current <b>employee</b>, <b>Employee</b> acknowledges that <b>Employee</b> has received a copy of this Agreement at", "further acknowledges that if <b>Employee</b> is a new <b>employee</b>, <b>Employee</b> had advance notice (at least two (", "<b>Employee</b> further agrees that if, at the time <b>Employee</b> signs this Agreement, <b>Employee</b> does not earn at"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/17l7YapIgnV",
			"_score": 60.182552,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "THIS KEY EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANT AGREEMENT (the \u201cAgreement\u201d) is dated as of July 5, 2023 between MiMedx Group, Inc., a Florida corporation (the \u201cCompany\u201d), and Doug Rice (the \u201cExecutive\u201d) (collectively, the Company and Executive referred to herein as the \u201cParties).",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "17l7YapIgnV",
				"filing_date": "2023-07-05",
				"name": "KEY EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANT AGREEMENT",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Surgical & medical instruments & apparatus",
					"value": "surgical-medical-instruments-apparatus"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Mimedx Group, Inc.",
					"value": "1376339"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Key Employee Retention",
					"value": "key-employee-retention"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["KEY <b>EMPLOYEE</b> RETENTION\n\nAND\n\nRESTRICTIVE COVENANT AGREEMENT\n\n\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0THIS KEY <b>EMPLOYEE</b> RETENTION AND RESTRICTIVE", "may be amended from time to time or any successor plan thereto), (ii) by the Company, (iii) by any <b>employee</b>", "with an amount which is equal to the Company\u2019s cost of providing such benefits, less the applicable <b>employee</b>", "with an amount which is equal to the Company\u2019s cost of providing such benefits, less the applicable <b>employee</b>", "affiliation with the Company or to violate the terms of any agreement or understanding between such <b>employee</b>"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/bkYtz2BVQ87",
			"_score": 60.021275,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "THIS EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (this \u201cAgreement\u201d), dated as of ______, ____, is between ENERSYS, a Delaware corporation (the \u201cCompany\u201d), and the individual identified on the signature page hereof (the \u201cParticipant\u201d).",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "bkYtz2BVQ87",
				"filing_date": "2023-08-09",
				"jurisdiction": {
					"name": "Delaware",
					"value": "delaware-us"
				},
				"name": "EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (3 Year Vesting Schedule)",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment & supplies",
					"value": "miscellaneous-electrical-machinery-equipment-supplies"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "EnerSys",
					"value": "1289308"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Employee Stock Option Agreement",
					"value": "employee-stock-option-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["<b>EMPLOYEE</b> STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT\n\n(3 Year Vesting Schedule)\n\n2023 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN\n\nTHIS <b>EMPLOYEE</b>", "Participant is currently an <b>employee</b> of the Company or one of its Subsidiaries.\n\nB.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0", "If the Company chooses to seek a protective order or other remedy, <b>Employee</b> will cooperate fully with", "activities contained in the noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants, with the exception of the <b>employee</b>", "The nonsolicitation covenant, with the exception of the <b>employee</b> nonsolicitation provision, is only effective"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/5ArzYy0YOCp",
			"_score": 59.90609,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "This Confidentiality, Non-Competition, and Non-Solicitation Agreement (\u201cAgreement\u201d) is entered into on June 26, 2023, by Under Armour, Inc. (\u201cUA\u201d together with its affiliates, the \u201cCompany\u201d) and Colin Browne (\u201cEmployee\u201d) (collectively with the Company, the \u201cParties\u201d).",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "5ArzYy0YOCp",
				"filing_date": "2023-08-08",
				"name": "EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIALITY, NON- COMPETITION, AND NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENT",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Apparel & other finishd prods of fabrics & similar matl",
					"value": "apparel-other-finishd-prods-of-fabrics-similar-matl"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Under Armour, Inc.",
					"value": "1336917"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Executive Employee Confidentiality, Non",
					"value": "executive-employee-confidentiality-non"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["<b>Employee</b> further acknowledges that if <b>Employee</b> is a new <b>employee</b>, <b>Employee</b> has had advance notice of", "<b>Employee</b> further agrees not to contact any such <b>employee</b> of the Company or to cause the <b>employee</b> to be", "For a current <b>employee</b>, <b>Employee</b> acknowledges that <b>Employee</b> has received a copy of this Agreement at", "further acknowledges that if <b>Employee</b> is a new <b>employee</b>, <b>Employee</b> had advance notice (at least two (", "<b>Employee</b> further agrees that if, at the time <b>Employee</b> signs this Agreement, <b>Employee</b> does not earn at"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/fWT5nnFYP1p",
			"_score": 59.20453,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "THIS TERMINATION OF NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR AGREEMENT (this \u201cTermination Agreement\u201d) is made and entered into as of June 6, 2023, by and among Beneficient Management, L.L.C. (\u201cBen Management\u201d), The Beneficient Company Group, L.P. (\u201cBCG\u201d) and Emily B. Hill (the \u201cDirector,\u201d and together with Ben Management and BCG, the \u201cParties\u201d and each, a \u201cParty\u201d).",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "fWT5nnFYP1p",
				"filing_date": "2023-06-08",
				"jurisdiction": {
					"name": "Texas",
					"value": "texas-us"
				},
				"name": "TERMINATION OF NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR AGREEMENT",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Finance services",
					"value": "finance-services"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Beneficient",
					"value": "1775734"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Termination of Non-Employee Director Agreement",
					"value": "termination-of-non-employee-director-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["Exhibit 10.16\n\nTERMINATION OF NON-<b>EMPLOYEE</b> DIRECTOR AGREEMENT\n\nTHIS TERMINATION OF NON-<b>EMPLOYEE</b> DIRECTOR", "Hill\n\n[ Signature Page to Termination of Non-<b>Employee</b> Director Agreement]", "Effective immediately upon the Conversion, and contingent upon the Conversion, the Non-<b>Employee</b> Director", "Parties desire to enter into this Termination Agreement setting forth the terms under which the Non-<b>Employee</b>", "; provided, that this Termination Agreement does not impair the rights or obligations under the Non-<b>Employee</b>"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/bTpWJzRRx0Q",
			"_score": 58.768406,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT, dated as of the [\u25cf] day of [\u25cf], 2023 (this \u201cEmployee Matters Agreement\u201d), between Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, a Delaware corporation (\u201cLabcorp\u201d), and Fortrea Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned Subsidiary of Labcorp (\u201cFortrea\u201d).",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "bTpWJzRRx0Q",
				"filing_date": "2023-06-02",
				"name": "FORM OF EMPLOYEE MATTERS AGREEMENT BETWEEN LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS AND FORTREA HOLDINGS INC. DATED AS OF [\u25cf]",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Services-medical laboratories",
					"value": "services-medical-laboratories"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Fortrea Holdings Inc.",
					"value": "1965040"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Employee Matters Agreement",
					"value": "employee-matters-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["<b>Employee</b>, Labcorp Director, Fortrea <b>Employee</b>, Former Fortrea <b>Employee</b> or Fortrea Director that arises", "Fortrea <b>Employee</b> for purposes of this <b>Employee</b> Matters Agreement.", "Labcorp <b>Employee</b> for the purposes of this <b>Employee</b> Matters Agreement.", "TRANSFERS 8\n\nSection 2.01\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0Labcorp Group <b>Employee</b> Liabilities 8\n\nSection 2.02\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0Fortrea Group <b>Employee</b>", "benefit plan of Labcorp, and (b) is not a Fortrea <b>Employee</b> or a Former Fortrea <b>Employee</b>."]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}, {
			"_index": "contract",
			"_type": "_doc",
			"_id": "en/ewAk0NPp0NS",
			"_score": 58.507957,
			"_source": {
				"snippet": "THIS NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT (the \u201cAgreement\u201d), by and between ARCOSA, INC. (hereinafter called the \u201cCompany\u201d) and the \u201cDirector\u201d, is made as of the \u201cDate of Grant\u201d;",
				"group_size": 1,
				"group_id": "ewAk0NPp0NS",
				"filing_date": "2023-08-04",
				"name": "ARCOSA, INC. NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT",
				"industry": {
					"name": "Fabricated structural metal products",
					"value": "fabricated-structural-metal-products"
				},
				"company": {
					"name": "Arcosa, Inc.",
					"value": "1739445"
				},
				"category": {
					"name": "Restricted Stock Unit Agreement",
					"value": "restricted-stock-unit-agreement"
				}
			},
			"highlight": {
				"body": ["NON-<b>EMPLOYEE</b> DIRECTOR\n\nRESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT\n\nDirector: %%FIRST_NAME_MIDDLE_NAME_LAST_NAME%", "OPTION_DATE,'Month DD, YYYY'%-%\n\nRestricted Stock Units: %%TOTAL_SHARES_GRANTED,'999,999,999'%-%\n\nTHIS NON-<b>EMPLOYEE</b>", "\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\n\nName: %%FIRST_NAME%-% %%LAST_NAME%-%\n\nSignature Page to\n\nNon-<b>Employee</b>"]
			},
			"matched_queries": ["employee"]
		}]
	},
	"aggregations": {
		"_index": {
			"doc_count": 1445782,
			"_index": {
				"doc_count_error_upper_bound": 0,
				"sum_other_doc_count": 0,
				"buckets": [{
					"key": "contract",
					"doc_count": 941137
				}, {
					"key": "clause",
					"doc_count": 443221
				}, {
					"key": "definition",
					"doc_count": 60653
				}, {
					"key": "category",
					"doc_count": 752
				}, {
					"key": "company",
					"doc_count": 19
				}]
			}
		},
		"category": {
			"doc_count": 4674,
			"category": {
				"doc_count": 4674,
				"category": {
					"doc_count_error_upper_bound": 30,
					"sum_other_doc_count": 2490,
					"buckets": [{
						"key": "employee-matters-agreement",
						"doc_count": 811
					}, {
						"key": "employee-stock-option-agreement",
						"doc_count": 404
					}, {
						"key": "employee-agreement",
						"doc_count": 275
					}, {
						"key": "key-employee-agreement",
						"doc_count": 239
					}, {
						"key": "employee-benefits-agreement",
						"doc_count": 189
					}, {
						"key": "employee-retention-agreement",
						"doc_count": 110
					}, {
						"key": "non-employee-director-stock-option-agreement",
						"doc_count": 55
					}, {
						"key": "employee-incentive-stock-option-agreement",
						"doc_count": 52
					}, {
						"key": "employee-nonqualified-stock-option-agreement",
						"doc_count": 49
					}]
				}
			}
		}
	},
	"suggest": {
		"suggestions": [{
			"text": "employee",
			"offset": 0,
			"length": 8,
			"options": []
		}]
	},
	"queryTokens": ["employee"],
	"size": 10
}

Page Number

Restrict search to a specific page.

curl -X POST  
  '<https://www.lawinsider.com/api/v1alpha/search?token=><token>'  
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  
  -d '{  
    "query": {  
      "q": "agree",  
      "_index": "clause",  
      "p": 2  
    }  
  }'

Text Query Operators

Here is a list of supported operators:

OperatorFunction
+Must include as well as and logical operator. You can also think of this as adding a second filter. For example, this would match documents that include both employee and agreement "q": "+ employee + agreement".
-Exclude, meaning omit documents that contain this word or phrase.
~2Fuzzy, handles spelling mistakes and other variations in spelling. See below for an example.
*Wildcard. Means a word followed by any number of wildcard characters.
()Query filter delimiter. Use to delimit text queries, such as this or statement (a | b).
""Exact Phrase. Delimit like this "\"THIS OPERATING AGREEMENT\"". Otherwise fuzzy logic, etc., would kick in.
\escape. That means don't process the next word or character as a statement but rather as text .

Escape

For example, + means look for a plus and not use the + logical operator.

Fuzzy

Fuzzy handles variations in spelling including misspelling or similar terms.

The tilde (~) operator is used to perform fuzzy searches. A fuzzy search allows for approximate matching of terms, which can be helpful when you want to find documents that contain terms similar to the one you're searching for, but with slight variations like typos, misspellings, or phonetic similarities.

There is an optional parameter max_edit_distance that specifies the maximum number of edits (insertions, deletions, or substitutions) required to match the term. The default value is usually 2.

Here is an example. We spell agreement wrong. In actual practice your would probably put the correct spelling and then have the computer find misspelled variations.

curl -X POST "https://www.lawinsider.com/api/v1alpha/search?token="${token}"&pretty" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{
   "query": {
      "q": "agrmnt~"
    }
}'

You can see at the end of the results what logic it used:

"queryTokens": [
    "agrmnt~"
  ],

Max Edit Distance

This example does not match because it takes 3 additions to correct the spelling. Here we told it the maximum allowed is 4:

curl -X POST "https://www.lawinsider.com/api/v1alpha/search?token="${token}"&pretty" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{
   "query": {
      "q": "agrmnt~4"
    }
}'

SLOP aka Proximity Text Queries

SLOP (Slop distance) or Proximity Text Queries lets you designate how many positions terms in a search query can be apart and still considered a match. This is particularly useful for capturing phrases where the terms might appear in a different order or with some extra words in between.

For example, with a slop distance of 1, the query quick brown fox could match a document containing the quick, agile brown fox. The word agile is within a slop distance of 1 from the word quick.

SLOP words use phrases. Thus the phrase must be delimited by escaped quote marks like in this example below or parentheses ().

This matches:

  • breech of contract
  • breech of this contract
  • contract or the breech
curl -X POST "https://www.lawinsider.com/api/v1alpha/search?token="${token}"&pretty" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{
   "query": {  
      "q": "\"contract breech\"~2",
      "_index": "contract"  
    }  
  }

Or, this matches South Carolina:

curl -X POST "https://www.lawinsider.com/api/v1alpha/search?token="${token}"&pretty" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{
"query": {
"q": "(State Carolina)~2"
}
}'

OR

The vertical bar (|) is the or statement.

For example:

{  
    "query": {  
        "q": "(Colorado | Ohio)"  
    }  
}

Wildcard

This example matches agree, agreement, agreements, agreed, etc.


"query": {

  "q": "agree\*"

}