Working with Topics

Learn more about Topics in Symplur if you want to explore unfamiliar subject matters

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Written by Curtis Farnham
Updated over a week ago

Topics, also known as datasets, are curated lists of hashtags related to a common subject matter.

From time to time, a hashtag's Topics may be modified. And Topics themselves may, over time, be divided into smaller Topics or merged as necessary.

When entering a term in Symplur's search field, Topics are one of the types of datasets that may appear.

When a Topic is selected as the dataset to populate a dashboard, all of its associated hashtags are actually being selected. Some topics have as few as one or two hashtags, while others may have hundreds.

When a dashboard populates via the use of one or more Topics, the Hashtags widget will reveal what the specific actively used hashtags belonging to those Topics were during the date range selected.

The image below shows such a view on the topic of Pancreatic Cancer.

Table View of Hashtags

In the Table View, you can get more information about the hashtags, including if we are currently tracking the hashtag and the type of hashtag, such as related to a conference or regular tweet.

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