Text references (or entities) are the building blocks of networksA network is a visual summary, generated by Sintelix, of the information in one or more documents. within Sintelix. Sintelix has a very high accuracy rate when it comes to creating text references automatically. However, in some cases it is necessary to refine these references where for example; a term has been created correctly or where a term has been assigned multiple tags incorrectly. This process allows for better networks and for more accurate searches in Sintelix.
Quickly identifying inconsistencies in text references
Text references are most valuable when they are consistent. If a location is picked up and sometimes treated as a country and at other times as a city this may be correct; for example in the case of Singapore. Or it may be that the reference has been incorrectly applied and thus networks extrapolated from the data are not as robust as they might be.
Multiple tags on the same data item
In general any specific quote from the text should only have a single text reference. The multiple tags view in Text Reference Refinement allows you to rapidly identify where this is not the case and then make corrections so that each quote only has a single tag.
Reviewing text references across collections
It is useful to know that text references are consistent throughout your document collectionsA collection is a container for storing and organising ingested files and documents. Only the textual content is stored in collections, not the original files and documents.. By selecting multiple collections to work on at one time - you can determine whether data sets are consistently applied and quickly make changes if they are not.
Moving text references between tags
You can shift the text reference between tags in order to create data sets that are more consistent with your own data structure.
There are three alternatives from the Document Collections Page:
Whichever navigation alternative is chosen, a new browser window opens displaying the Refine Text References Page.
To view a document collection's references:
To add additional collections to refine at the same time:
Caution: This should be done with some care if the original document processing configurations were different.
To refine text references:
Note: If you have made a mistake and want to clear the references you've selected you can click the Clear References tab at the top of the pane:
Note: There is no warning and deletion can only be undone by finding the reference again in the text and adding the tag again manually.