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Search Field Intersections

You have the possibility of seeing how different secondary search fields influence the current main search field.

This functionality is not enabled by default. If you are interested in it, please contact us at support@itonics.io.

To understand what this will enable you to do, it is easiest to look at the following Venn-diagram that represents the documents that belong to different search fields as bubbles and depicts the overlap of those search fields:

Search field intersections allow you to get to the information that is shared between different search fields, so the areas A, B, or C. Before, you would have had to manually combine the search field definitions to get to these intersections; and seeing and comparing different intersections in one view, e.g. A and B, would not have been possible at all.

Insights Presets Bar Chart

To more easily compare these intersections, you can activate the Insights Presets bar chart in the Filter tab. Here, you can choose any Insights Preset you have previously defined, and the resulting bars will show the number of documents that belong both to the currently active main search field, and the chosen Insights Preset.

Note: Essentially, this is the generalization of the other bar charts. There, each bar represents the intersection of the current main search field and all documents that take the bar's value for the bar chart's property (e.g. the value "Germany" for the property "Country").

This makes the search field intersections extremely powerful as they allow you to aggregate and monitor the data much more precisely.

Example 1: You have multiple distinct geographical markets and want to compare the importance of those markets for each search field you look at.

→ Save a Preset for each of the geographical markets and choose them in the bar chart widget.

→ Now switch the main search field by choosing different Insights Presets, or by simply changing its definition, and compare how these search fields are represented across your geographical markets.

Example 2: You have a set of factors or market trends that you want to compare for different technologies you are looking at.

→ Save a Preset for each of the factors or market trends.

→ Now switch between different technologies, e.g. by using the casual search. You can now compare the overlaps between the technology you are currently looking at and the different market trends you have added to the Insights Presets bar chart.

Nested Search Fields

It is also possible to nest search fields, i.e. choosing an Insights Preset for the definition of another search field. This way, you can build more complex search fields using search field building blocks, that you have previously defined. Changing one of the building blocks will then reflect across all search fields that use that particular building block.