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Find syncons

To start navigating the Knowledge Graph make a search:

  1. Enter the search criteria in the Search field.
  2. Select Find or press Enter.

If you search for a word, it will be interpreted as a lemma, while a number will be interpreted as a syncon ID.


If the tool window has been opened with a lookup action, for example with a double-click on a tile in Semantic Analysis, the search criteria is preset and search results are already shown.

As you type a word, the auto-complete feature suggests possible lemmas.

It is possible to use the asterisk (*) like a wildcard as a prefix or suffix. For example if you enter in the search criteria *ent will find all the syncons ending with ent, and pla* will find all the syncons starting with pla.

Use search history

Each search is saved in the search history.
To browse the search history select Go Back or Go Forward on the toolbar or simply choose from the Search list.

Interpret results

Syncons that directly match the search criteria are displayed in the syncons strip characterized by a red band. The selected result is the current syncon. The other two strips, characterized by the blue and the green bands, display syncons that are linked with the current syncon.

To clear the results list and the search box, select Clear on the toolbar.

Set options

  • To make the blue and green strips show syncons related to the current syncon along a different link, select the new link from the Links list.

  • By default, search is case sensitive. To toggle case sensitivity select Match Case on the toolbar.


    When Match Case is on, book and Book are different search criteria; when off, they are the same and they match both upper-case and lower-case lemmas.

  • By default, the blue strip shows a row for each parent syncon of the current syncon—in fact a syncon can have more than one parent.
    An alternate aggregate view is possible where each row, instead of the parent syncon, shows the whole ancestry from the parent up. To toggle this view select Full Hierarchy View on the toolbar.

  • To toggle the display of custom data for the current syncon, select Custom Data View on the toolbar.

Navigating the Knowledge Graph means "moving" from one syncon to another and exploring syncon relationships.

  • To move to another syncon of the syncons strip just select it.

  • To move to a syncon shown in the blue or green strip, double-click it.

  • To move to a syncon listed in the Pinned Syncons and Lemmas panel, right-click it and choose Browse.

As you come across interesting syncons or lemmas, pin and commit them as you edit the source file.

Display custom data

If custom data is shown, double-click the data in the Custom Data panel to access the relevant Web page.

The accessible Web pages are:

Switch module

In case of a multi-module project, to switch to another module in a multi-module project, either choose the desired module in the current module indicator or select it in the info bar.

Copy lemmas

To copy all the lemmas of the selected syncons to the clipboard:

  1. Select the syncons you want to copy the lemmas of.
  2. Right-click any of the selected syncons and choose Copy All Lemmas.