1. StaticTermTree Webpart
The StaticTermTree Webpart enables users to dynamically filter and find SharePoint-content by using a navigation hierarchy tree control to apply different metadata-based filters. Search terms can be used in combination with the StaticTermTree to refine the result list. In contrast to the standard refiners, which are reset when the user enters a new search term, the StaticTermTree Displays the entire taxonomy tree and remembers the user selection. The advantage over standard SharePoint-Search:
- The SharePoint-content can be explored just by selecting a taxonomy-term and without being forced to enter a search term.
- SharePoint-content that is tagged with taxonomy-terms can be further filtered using search Terms.
2. TreeView Refiner Webpart
The TreeView Refiner Webpart extends the standard refiner webpart and visualises the terms in the hierarchical context of the term-tree. Users can select terms in the tree view to drill down or drill up in the search results. The advantage over standard SharePoint-Search:
- The terms contained in the search results are presented in their tree-context
- Users can easily drill-up or drill-down in the tree to broaden or narrow the search
3. Term Suggester Webpart
The Term Suggester Webpart supports users while typing a search query. Its intelligent matching algorithm suggests terms that contain parts of the search query in their labels and synonyms. The user can select a suggested term to resume his search. The advantage over standard SharePoint-Search:
- Users are informed about relevant terms (even if the taxonomy is unknown to them) that match their entered free text.
- Users can directly select the term to focus the search.
4. SearchPageLayout Pagelayout
The “SearchPageLayout” feature is a site feature, that includes a page layout named "SearchPageLayout". This page layout is used in search-centers to arrange all refinement web parts in tabs. Combined with the QueryFacets-webpart this greatly improves usability when employing multiple refiners in one search page.
5. QueryFacets Webpart
The QueryFacets webpart provides a view on currently selected refiners, so called facets. The list of facets is perfectly synchronized with the refiner web parts, i.e. each user selection in the refiner web parts updates the list of facets. The advantage over standard SharePoint-Search:
- The user can verify his refiner selections at one glimpse.
- Values can be easily de-selected by clicking on them in the list.
6. Matching Terms Webpart
The Matching Terms Webpart lists all matching terms for a given search term. Each matching term is provided with additional information in a tooltip, like synonyms or parents in the term tree. This helps users to quickly identify relevant terms with which to resume the search process. The advantage over standard SharePoint-Search:
- Users are informed about relevant terms that match their free text search.
- Users can select the terms to resume the search
7. Related Terms Webpart
You can create relations between terms in the termstore to express statements like "business processes require forms" or "products belong to series" (requires GRASP TermManager). Related terms are useful in the search process because they offer end-users alternative search possibilities in the given search context. The advantage over standard SharePoint-Search:
- Users are directed to alternative search possibilities
8. The Semantic Search Webparts support Poly-Hierarchies
The notion of a poly-hierarchies represents taxonomies in which a single term can be attached to multiple parent terms, and thus appear in different subtrees.
By this, a term "product group A" (a subterm of "products") can be attached quickly to an additional parent term, e.g. "special offers in 2014".
The Semantic Search Webparts now reflect this additional parent term and provide two alternative navigation paths to the term "product group A" (this feature requires GRASP TermManager). The advantage over standard SharePoint-Search:
- Users are provided with alternative navigation possibilities without additional tags in the document corpus.
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