an agent screen
allows you to set up a new agent. It has the following controls:
a short name which uniquely identifies the agent.
will look for information on
multi-line text box to enter search words associated with your agent. Type
in a set of words, including any Boolean queries, that you wish to use
as the search parameters.
can use the same wording and syntax here as you would use for a query in
the search screen.
use this selection list to choose a language. Items returned by the search
will be primarily in the language you choose here, if your system administrator
has enabled automatic language detection. In the event that Dialog Alert can't
recognise the primary language of a document, it will use the default language
that has been set by your system administrator.
comprised of 3 radio buttons, allows you to choose how the results of your
query are to be displayed when a search is performed.
default setting sorts by relevance. This means that items will be
ordered primarily by their percentage score. Items which have the same
score are then ordered by word proximity - in other words, an item which
contains search words close to each other will be ranked more highly than
one which contains the same words, but not close to each other. This is
you could choose to sort by relevance then date, in which
case items with the same score will be presented in reverse chronological
order; in other words, the most recent comes first. (The date used is the
date when the item was written.)
you can sort by date then relevance, where items are listed
in reverse chronological order, with items written on the same day presented
in order of relevance (in other words, the highest percentage score comes
documents at least X % relevant
a percentage from this drop-down selection list to specify a relevance
items must be deemed to have a relevance greater than this score in order
to send an alert about them.
a guide, this score should be high (such as 75%) if you expect a large
number of words in your search to exist in documents you are interested
in, and lower (such as 10%) when you expect only a few of the words in
your search to exist in documents you are interested in.
me to new results by email
this check box to specify whether or not to send an e-mail message (an
alert) when new items come into the system and are found by the agent.
You can also specify an e-mail address to send such alerts to, by using
the text input box to the right of this check box. If you do not specify
an e-mail address, your own e-mail address (as set in your options, or
when your account was created) will be used. If you leave this text box
blank, the e-mail address set in your options will not be used.
results per mail
selection list to choose a maximum number of new results mentioned in an
e-mail alert (if you are using e-mail alerts).