System Administration

Create Column Dictionaries

Each column can be assigned a dictionary. A dictionary contains words and their synonyms. Dictionaries can be used to resolve abbreviations, for example, St to Street, or nick names to full names. Dictionaries can also be used to normalize common industry or company-specific abbreviations into strings.

Dictionaries are a powerful feature, but should be used sparingly. Each word in the dictionary is stored in the index and increases the index size, which negatively impacts the search performance.

To create a dictionary:

  1. Select Configuration > Search > Dictionaries in the Navigation pane.
  2. Click Add.

    View the field descriptions for the Dictionaries page.

  3. Enter a name for the dictionary in DICTIONARY field.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Words for the dictionary.

    NOTE: Because this is a new dictionary, the page displays in add mode.

    View the field descriptions for the Dictionary Words page.

  6. Enter a value in the WORD field.
  7. Enter a value in the SYNONYM field.

    NOTE: The WORD or SYNONYM can be used in multiple combinations, but each WORD-SYNONYM combination must be unique.

  8. Click Save.