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Muscat empower User Guide

Briefing an agent

You can add further query details to the search run by an agent, by giving it a briefing session. When you run a query with an agent, a number of items will be found and displayed in the results screen. You can increase the power of the query by clicking on the check boxes next to the appropriate items in the results screen, and clicking on the brief agent button.

This will open the brief an agent screen, where you can select words for inclusion or exclusion (see illustration for example).

The words displayed here are frequently-occurring words that are related to the words you typed in for the agent's query.

Click on the check boxes of terms you wish to include or exclude, and click on the update button to change the agent's query profile. You don't have to select terms here, but it helps if you wish to increase the focus of your query.

This will run another search, using the new settings. If you wish to cancel these settings, click on the cancel button.

Each time you brief an agent and click the update button, the terms presented to you will be different, allowing you to steer the agent towards a specific focus.