Difference between "AND" and "SPACE" in searching

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narvikk
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Posted Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:42PM
I can read on advanced search page: "Separate several terms with 'AND' to include all results for those terms. A space between terms will be understood as an AND."

So I would understand that: "space" = "AND" But for example, if I search words: "santo domingo" or "santo and domingo" I will get totally different result. Why? I think I should get the same pictures. Thx.
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Posted Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:09PM

Santo Domingo, in addition to being two words is also a recognized phrase (recognized, that is by the Controlled Vocabulary). When you enter a CV phrase, it's treated as a single understood term, and the search engine will return images that are tagged with that term. When you put an "AND" between Santo and Domingo, the search engine assumes you want images that contain those two terms ("Santo" and "Domingo") and not the single understood CV term "Santo Domingo".

I hope that made it more clear, but I suspect I only made it more complicated.  
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