Browsing Results

As you enter each step of the query into the search bar, the Context Graph Browser will dynamically return type-ahead suggestions based on the model's metadata. After you enter the original query that yields results, you can then conduct subsequent, iterative browsing that is driven off of those initial results. Within the results, you can click the search button to return all information related to that entity.
Note: If you want to change the label that is being returned for a particular entity type, you can change the property that is being used to populate that label within the model's metadata. See Changing the Labels of Entity Types.

The steps below depict a query of terrorism data from beginning to end and are looking for a 9/11 hijacker whose name we know begins with "Ah" and ends with "i".

  1. Person—We know that the people in this database are represented by an entity type of "Person".
  2. Name—We know that "Person" entities have properties called "Names".
    Person Name
  3. Starts With—We know the first two letters of the hijacker's name.
    Person Name starts with
  4. Ah—We know those two letters are "Ah".
    Person Name starts with Ah
  5. &&—We need to use the "and" condition to search both first and last name information.
    Person Name starts with Ah &&
  6. Name—Again, we know that "Person" entities have properties called "Names."
    Person Name starts with Ah && name
  7. Ends With—We know the last letter of the hijacker's name.
    Person Name starts with Ah && name ends with
  8. i—We know that letter is "i".
    Person Name starts with Ah && name ends with i
  9. Include results from circular traversals—We leave this box unchecked to leave out elements that occur more than once in each traversal. For more information, see Circular Traversals.

The first image shows the query with all the steps in place. The query returns four results, displayed here in the bulleted list below the search bar. The toggle buttons in the red box provide different methods for viewing the results. Succeeding topics describe the different views.

Search results for query

After reviewing the results, we recognize the name Ahmed al-Nami. We hover over the name and click the magnifying glass that appears next to his name.

Magnifying glass appears when pointer hovers over a search result

This displays the Entity Profile for Ahmed al-Nami shown below. It includes five relationships on which we can drill down to view details. We click the "Attended" relationship and find that he attended four events. We expand the Kandahar meeting and view the details of that event as well as data for Mr. Al-Nami.

Drill-down view into search result