There are a variety of search scenarios in the everyday work of different users, such as technical writers, translators and marketing copywriters. Sometimes they are searching for contextual information or the spelling of a specific term from a wide range of terms in the corporate terminology. In other cases, searching in the termbase is also used as a preliminary means of finding a term during the writing process, similar to a dictionary.
Lexeri provides a variety of search and filter features for searching in a termbase.
Where can I search for terms in Lexeri?
The search and filter view is located in the Term entries section.
If you are in the Termbase overview, you can access the term entry section either via the Term entries tab or by preselecting the language or subject area.
By doing so, you limit your search to the selected language or subject area, which means that only terms matching the search criterion are shown.
Once you have accessed the Term entries overview, the search and filter section is located on the left above the term list. You can start your search directly from the fuzzy search bar.
You can access the advanced search and filter section via the filter icon. This opens the advanced filter section with the available filter options.
Users can directly access fuzzy search in the search bar of the Term entries overview.
Fuzzy search lets you locate specific terms or parts of a term (words that make up a term or compounds).
To do this, either enter the full desired term in the search bar,
or a meaningful part of the term.
In this case, the intelligent search algorithm (fuzzy logic) allows Lexeri to automatically complete the term and return a set of possible matches that contain the part of speech you entered.
Click on the magnifying glass icon to the right in the search bar to start the search in the termbase.
The search results are then shown, and only terms containing the search term are shown in the term list.
Pay attention to the following when spelling search terms:
- Search is not case-sensitive (matches will be returned in the order of the letters entered, even if the capitalisation is not the same).
- Characters such as hyphens can be ignored in the search (if the term you are looking for contains a hyphen but you do not enter it in the term search, you will not get a match).
Filter by language
If you want to search for terms in a language other than the one selected for the current termbase, you can select it in the Language drop-down menu. To do this, click on the funnel icon to get to the advanced search settings.
By clicking on the desired language, only the term list for the selected language is shown.
Filter by other parameters
To do this, select the parameter you want to use to narrow down the term list in the drop-down menus provided or select the letter.
Immediately after selection, the list of matches in Lexeri is adjusted accordingly.
From here, you can click on the term to access the desired term entry.
Refine your search
The search and filter criteria are each based on the other. By selecting certain filters one after the other, Lexeri narrows down the search results accordingly. The first search/filter criterion is always definitive for the following selected criterion.
In order to narrow down your search step by step, you should first define your most important search criterion, for example, the first letter P. Then you can use another filter, e.g. by selecting a subject area or searching for a specific part of a word in the search bar.
After selecting the additional search criterion, click on the magnifying glass icon to the right of the search bar to start your search. You will only be shown search results that match your second search criterion AND begin with the letter P.
This is how you can apply as many additional filters as you like and therefore narrow down your search even further.
If your search does not produce the desired result, you can reset your search by clicking on the icon to the left of the search bar. This will delete all previously defined search criteria and again show you the entire list of terms in the termbase of the selected language (or the preselected subject area; see explanation above).