Filters provide a simple yet powerful tool that can be used to refine your search results to the exact data you're looking for. Filter results by data type, time, fields or using the knowledge graph to easily narrow down to the data or document you need.
Filtering by Time
This is an easy to understand - it will filter by when your data is from. For files, this will be the last update date, that is automatically extracted from them. For other types, it will depend on what was configured for your system.
To filter by time, just drag the handles in the bottom of the chart to the desired date:
You can also easily type a time period using natural language, such as since march 2017 or between 2008 and 2010:
The same can be done directly in the search box:
Filtering by Source
This filter is useful to refine your search results to specific data sources. All data types that contain a "Source" field will be aggregated in this filter, so you're also able to filter by custom data types.
Filtering by File Type
If you're looking for something specific like a presentation or excel sheet, you can use the File Type filter to narrow down your search to a specific type.
Filtering using the Knowledge Graph
One of the unique features of Curiosity is the use of the built-in knowledge graph to allow you to enrich and refine your search results, without having to constantly change your data model. Imagine for example an Article is connected to Authors and Institutions, or a Part is related to a Manufacturer.
For users, these filters appear grouped per data type, such as the Author and Mission filters below:
These filters are also linked to the data they represent, so you can click on them to open more information about them: