Posted On: Jan 11, 2022

Amazon Kendra is an intelligent search service powered by machine learning. Today, we are excited to announce Kendra’s support for query language, allowing customers to use more advanced search terminology and techniques when needed, to retrieve more precise answers.

With Amazon Kendra’s query language, customers can now query Amazon Kendra using advanced query syntax and operators. For example, you can use familiar operators such as OR, AND, NOT, (e.g. “history” AND “movies” NOT “fiction” to find documents about historical movies, but exclude documents about historical fiction movies), specify field-level matches (e.g. “author: John Doe”), and perform range searches (e.g. “pub_date: < 20210102”). Amazon Kendra’s query language expands Kendra’s search capabilities to power a broader range of search scenarios and applications.

Amazon Kendra’s query language is available in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Canada (Central).

For more information, please visit the Amazon Kendra query language documentation for a full list of supported query syntax and operators.