On the Searches tab, you can see both your Groups and your Search Terms.
If you click the "Add Search Term" button, a box appears. On the top, you have a search bar for you to put in a search term, much like how you would use a search engine. You can also configure the type of the question, the source of the content, and the grouping of this search term. Hit the green check to save as a new search term.
You can search exactly like you do on common search engines like Google and Bing, with a few more additions to make our search results specific and actionable. There are four types of controls to refine what you are searching:
At its most basic form, you can put in some keywords into the search box, and any insight that matches at least one keyword will be returned. This means that a search for
artificial intelligence will find any document that contains one or more of
intelligence. Obviously, not all results are about AI.
So what should we do if we want to search for an phrases like "artificial intelligence"? You can surround a phrase by double quotes:
While an exact query (eg
"devops security") expects all of the terms in exactly the same order, a proximity query allows the specified words to be further apart or in a different order. For example, with the below search, we find any insight that contains both DevOps and security, but there can be up to 4 words between these two keywords.
The closer the text in a field is to the original order specified in the query string, the more relevant that document is considered to be. When compared to the above example query, the phrase
"devops security" would be considered more relevant than
"devops enabled security".
+ to make sure a keyword shows up. Include
- to have it not show up. For example, this search
blockchain +regulation -GDPR
regulation must be present
GDPR must not be present
blockchain are optional — their presence increases the relevance
Grouping and boolean operators
Multiple terms or clauses can be grouped together with parentheses, to form sub-queries:
(artificial OR augmented) AND intelligence
In the example above, we are looking for either "artificial intelligence" or "augmented intelligence". Because QuantCopy enables you to run 100,000s of searches at the same time, it maybe be clearer to just split this into two searches!
You can structure the layout of your Insights page by grouping searches. This means that if a search results comes back from a particular search, it would be placed within the right Group. Let's see how this works on a sample search like "digital transformation".