Search visualization is a simple and straightforward way to get a better understanding of the documents in your database. The feature allows you to explore the documents in your database to identify trends, patterns, and hotspots.
Using search visualization
To use search visualization:
- On the DISCO home page, enter your search terms into the search bar. For example, the search for "price" "price manipulation" returns 43,644 documents.
- To access search visualization, click the pie chart icon.
- Based on the search query, the system visually displays various metadata.
- Hover over the document count field to access sort options.
- Click any of the metadata items to drill down into the search results. For example, clicking Excel will narrow the results and metadata down to only Excel documents.
- As you click metadata, the other fields will adjust based on your selection. For example, since Email is not selected, fields such as Email Domains, Senders, and Recipients have no documents.
As you select metadata, labels are added to the search bar. You can remove metadata by hovering over the label and then clicking the X.
- Use the date sliders to narrow down the date range.
- Click Apply to search to update the chart. The metadata you selected becomes part of your search history, and can be saved. To save your filter selections, click Save Search.
- To leave search visualization and view the results in standard list format, click the X next to the document count.
For a training video on DISCO's search visualization feature, see Search visualization demo.