TAS Alarmlist

Enables the creation and maintenance of watchlists that send notifications upon new findings, supporting project management, mass uploading of monitoring criteria, and the configuration of complex notification settings.

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What is TAS Alarmlist?

With TAS Alarmlist, repetitive searches can be automated and an alert could be sent if the search terms in the watchlists created by the user can be found within the content of the company’s data assets.

Why is TAS Alarmlist useful?

TAS Alarmlist provides many advantages for the company by automating constantly repeated queries in the company search, as it frees up human resources and significantly increases search efficiency on the other.

What data can we search?

Searches can be run on numerous different databases, for example:

  • documents within the company own IT system
  • content collected from external sources

The searchable database can be continuously and arbitrarily extended with new data sources or with continuous updates. Continuous data collection of web-based contents and thus the expansion of corporate data assets can be solved by our other text analysis solution, TAS Data Collector.

How can we search?

The first thing to do is to create a watchlist of search terms. This can be done on the TAS Alarmlist interface or by uploading a compiled table as a file. Supported file formats: XLS, XLSX, UTF-8 encoded XML, CSV and TSV. These compiled watchlists can be later altered by adding, modifying or deleting the search terms.
Example: a compiled list of search terms
It is also decidable in which columns of the list the data to be placed. During the uploading process duplicates are filtered out and not added to the list.

Creating search templates

Any number of search templates can be created using the search terms contained in the watchlist. The available advanced options and search operators can be used to create remarkably complex search templates. The service runs search queries regularly and automatically according to the intervals set and informs the user of the new results in various ways.
Example: creating a search template for automated search (financial sector)

Search projects

Separate projects can be created in the TAS Alarmlist interface, each project has its own watchlist. User management settings are available for each project separately. Only Admin users can create a new project, edit its name and description, or delete the project. The Manage Users menu item is also available only Admin users.
Project management in TAS Alarmlist

TAS Alarmlist services and features

The default look of the GUI is equivalent to TAS Platform but it can be re-designed to fit the corporate identity of the partner. TAS Alarmlist offers the user the following services:

  • a customizable interface for building search terms and templates
  • search operators for creating advanced searches
  • automatic execution of search queries
  • result display (number of matches)
  • match notifications
  • project management
  • user management

Notification options

The system continuously look for a match between the database content and the search terms contained in the compiled watchlist and notifies the user in case of a match. Two notification options are available:

  1. Rows containing new results are sorted to the top of the result list and an indication is given of how many new hits are related to that certain row.
  2. For queries with critical importance, an email notification can be set per template, so that the user is notified immediately of a new match.

What are the main areas of application?

TAS Alarmlist can be of great help to large enterprises with significant data assets by automating the running of repetitive queries, but it can also be beneficial to SMEs. Since the search process is theme-independent, it can be useful for a wide range of application fields, such as:

  • financial sector: monitoring of clients through watchlists to comply with anti-money laundering law
  • economic sector: monitoring of market events by theme, competition and tender monitoring
  • labour market, real estate, vehicle trade: automated searching for matches between supply and demand
  • law enforcement: monitoring of wanted persons using wanted lists
  • web commerce: product tracking (tests, prices, news)
  • online press: news monitoring, press review (by connecting to TAS News Reader, you can create a list of topics of interest to you (e.g. motorbike, Liverpool, smartwatch, etc.), so that you will be notified when a new article is added to the list.)

Additional services for TAS Alarmlist

Additional services for TAS Alarmlist include the ability to filter and sort results identified using the TAS Alarmlist, displayed on the TAS Enterprise Search interface.

TAS Tagger identifies key phrases and topics from text contents. These tags can be entities, topics, categories, or even sentiments. Users can also search for these tags using TAS Alarmlist. An optional name matching solution is also available, facilitating the easier and more effective location of a person’s name, a place, or an organization, even if written in a foreign language or in a different form.

TAS Search Log Analyzer is an auxiliary analytical tool that tracks and analyzes queries compiled in TAS Alarmlist.

TAS Data Collector is used for collecting web-based contents, thereby enabling the expansion of the search index.

TAS Thesaurus Manager allows for the creation of word relations (synonyms, typos, narrower/broader groups) among search terms. The established conceptual dictionary significantly improves the quality of searches.