Channel as Filter
Channels can be used as a background filter for more precise results. A few possible specific cases are:
- Filtering for a specific type of article
- Filtering for regional stories
- Filtering for associations with a specific company, industry, or topic
- Combinations of all or some of the above
This walkthrough will step you through the process of setting up the background channel and then walk you through how to use the channel once it is ready.
Table of Contents
- Channel as Filter
Initial Channel Setup
The initial channel setup is based on the type of articles that you are looking to find. Keep in mind that the channel is based on the types of articles you are looking for. Using the examples in the introduction, you can set up a channel to return the results desired.
Filtering for a specific type of article
Filtering for regional stories
Filtering for associations with specific companies
Once you have decided what types of results you desire, build a basic channel to be used as the filter. You should include clutter reducing entities in the channel definition as well as the desired entities to be included. Tips for creating a good basic channel are available HERE.
Using your Channel
One of the best use cases for a channel being used as a filter is part of a dashboard. You can display a channel news widget pointing at the channel you just set up, but including an entity like Country or Topic or a company. The result will be news displayed using the channel definition filtered by the entity you use in the widget definition. For more information see one of the following Use Cases:
When creating a widget implementation, you can use the channel to filter news being shown for a Public Company or any other entity. This is particlarly useful when you want to show different types of news like Earnings News for a Public Company or Analyst Ratings, or Market News. All of these can be done with a channel definition for the type of news overlaid with the Ticker Symbol associated with the Public Company.