The Wynyard platform contains a high-performance, full-featured text search engine. It delivers ranked search results and supports many powerful query types including phrase queries, wildcard queries, fuzzy queries, proximity queries, and range queries.

When a user enters a query, ACA provides a listing of the best matches according to its criteria, with a short summary of each matching document. Users can submit text search queries with Boolean operators, and they can also create more-advanced queries using fuzzy and distance matching (also known as proximity matching)

Path Finder queries allow the user to quickly discover paths of links between selected entities. They are particularly useful to find common entities across a set of selected entities. The user can ask to find paths across all link types to a specified number of degrees of separation, or they can use the Path Explorer tool to explore the possible relationships between entities and define a query for specific link and entity types.