The language for search queries consists of search operators, which are intended to
specify the distance between keywords
clarify the search terms
exclude certain words from monitoring
Basic operators in YouScan:
To find words that appear side by side in the text, use the /1 operator. This way, you will find mentions where there is only a space between the keywords.
For example, coca /1 cola.
/N operator sets the distance but does not fix the word order.
The space between the words in the query equals the AND operator.
The system ignores additional characters, including #, %, +, $, etc. This means that the keyword #veganbowl will find mentions of the word both with and without the hashtag.
The maximum size of a search query is 4000 characters.
Search queries are not case-sensitive so you can use capital or lower-case letters.
Verbs must be used in bare infinitive to be conjugated into different forms.
Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and numerals must be used in a singular and subjective case, so they change their form automatically.
For all languages except English, specify words in all the desired forms. Change them by gender, case, and number (☝️ if you want to collect mentions from Twitter, we recommend mentioning all the desired forms of keywords in English as well).
Read more about how to create a new monitoring topic here.