is used to display the results of a search.
each item in the list, you may see some small pictures (the ones supplied
as standard are 'weather' pictures). These indicate the relevance score
on a scale from 0 to 10. Therefore, if the item found is 100% relevant,
you will see a picture of (for example) a bright sun. If the item found
is not very relevant, you will see a picture of (for example) a storm cloud.
pictures you see here depend on how your system administrator has configured
the system; you may see a different set of symbols here, or a percentage
feature has been switched on, all documents shown in the results screen
will be identified as belonging to groupings (they have the same relevant
words). To show the various groupings, Dialog Alert/Dialog Discovery displays
an icon alongside each document. Please refer to the online user manual for pictures
showing examples of cluster icons.
should make it easier for you to quickly identify similar documents. Documents
not included in a cluster are tagged with another type of icon.
cluster icons are displayed next to each document shown in the results
you click on any of these cluster icons, a clustered results screen will be
displayed. This screen contains a list of all documents that belong to
the same cluster type.
type of each item that appears in the results list is distinguished by
the use of small icons. These are displayed alongside each item. Please
refer to the online user manual for pictures showing examples of file type icons
(click on the Manual button at the top of this help page).
the next page of items, or to go back to a previous page of items, click
on the next button or the previous button.
search produces more than one page full of items, a list of page number
graphics will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
example, if numbers 1 to 3 are displayed, this means that three pages of
items have been found. You can click any of these page numbers to show
that page of document items. The button corresponding to the page you are
currently on will appear in a lighter colour to the other buttons.
a small number of items will be displayed at once, depending on the number
of items per page that has been set (typically, this will be 10 items).
wish to edit your current search click on the edit search button
on the left side of the screen.
on this button if you wish to turn the search into a personal agent; this
will open the create an agent screen.
ranked category filters are displayed on the left side of the screen - for companies, market sectors and locations.
the category filters which are displayed on the edit search screen,
the terms displayed in these boxes are ordered by how often a term appears
in a sample of top documents in the hit list. The most common term is displayed
update your search after you have made your selections, click the blue
search button on the left-hand side of the screen. The terms in the ranked
category filters will re-order as your search is updated.
your search is filtered with a new selection, the number of hits is dramatically
reduced to home in on information you desire.
set the number of items displayed on the page, by clicking on the options
button, displayed at the top of the screen.
a new search, click on the search button in the button bar.
you want to update the current search (after you have selected one or more
categories), click on the blue search button on the left-hand side of the screen.
each item in the results list is a check box. These boxes are initially
the boxes by the side of items you are interested in, and click on the
Improve button. The search will be automatically modified to return
more items similar to those you have checked.
allows you to choose words that Dialog Alert/Dialog Discovery has identified
as being important to your query. After you have performed an initial search,
a short list of words (shown in their stemmed form) is presented at the
top of the results screen.
the words that you feel are most relevant to your interests, and click
on the search button.
that you can increase the power of the Top Terms feature by using it in
conjunction with the Improve feature. Each time you click on the
Improve button, the list of words in the Top Terms box will