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This web application searches the closed captioning text of TV programs starting from October 16, 2012.

Enclose your search terms in curly braces. This is very important. To search for china, use {china}. * is a wildcard that can be placed at then end or beginning of a search term. For example, {chin*} will match chinese and china. Spaces can be included, too, so {united states} will match united states.

You can refine your search by including special operators.

Parentheses can be used to build searchs of aribitrary complexity. ({china} @ {russia}) & ({afghanistan} @ {iraq}) looks for programs where both china occurs near russia and afghanistan occurs near iraq.

The program filter allows you to specify program lists by editing STAT Program Lists. Name your selection by adding a new column. The name goes in the top row. Put a 1 in the corresponding row if you want to include the program. Once a list is selected, you can edit it in the text area. If you select All, the content of the text area will be ignored. Matches are madeby prefixes, so ABC World News will match ABC World News Now, ABC World News Tonight, and ABC World News Tonight With David Muir.

Snapstream Searcher

Single string search

Just search for a single expression...

Search string:
From date, inclusive (YYYY-MM-DD):
To date, inclusive (YYYY-MM-DD):
Number of Excerpts:
Excerpt Size:
Random:

Program Filter

Multiple Search

Search for multiple expressions and receive time series data...

Search strings:

From date, inclusive (YYYY-MM-DD):
To date, inclusive (YYYY-MM-DD):
Number of Excerpts:
Excerpt Size:

Program Filter

Matrix search

Enter a list of expressions on new lines. This returns a matrix of pairwise matches...

Search strings:

Character distance:
From date, inclusive (YYYY-MM-DD):
To date, inclusive (YYYY-MM-DD):
Filter top (for visualization):

Program Filter