Acrolinx can discover terms in your content that you might want to add to your terminology. These discovered terms appear in a number of places:
In the Sidebar in the Terminology tab
In the Scorecard
In the Term Discovery dashboard
You can configure the following:
Who can discover terms
To discover terms, a writer needs the privilege Discover Terms.
Who can contribute terms
To contribute terms, a writer needs the privilege Contribute Terms.
Especially, for Acrolinx Platform versions older than 2019.03, you might need to enable Term Discovery with a configuration property. If you have Targets, Term discovery is enabled by default.
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If you're a Standard Stack user, you can edit the coreserver.properties from the configuration directory. Depending on your installation, your path might look like this:
To enable Term Discovery, follow these steps:
Open your overlay of the relevant language configuration file. If you haven’t yet created an overlay of this file, create a new version of the file.
Add or edit the following property:
Save your changes and reload the language configuration on the relevant language server.
If Your Integration Uses the Classic API...
<WRITING GUIDE>.termharvesting.onlyServerSide=false works differently for integrations that use the Classic API.
Instead of turning on Term Discovery for all writers who have the Discover Terms privilege, these writers can select the New Terms option in the checking options.
If a writer runs a check with the New Terms option selected:
Discovered terms are marked in the document and included in the Scorecard.
Discovered terms are sent to the Term Discovery dashboard.
If a writer runs a check without the New Terms option selected, Acrolinx doesn't include discovered terms in the Scorecard or the Term Discovery dashboard.
Term Discovery only works in Writing Guides that are configured for Term Discovery. To run Term Discovery, a Writing Guide needs to have the following property:
Additionally, a Term Discovery guideline file (indicated by the extension
*.thrul) must exist in the directory: <config directory>/
The Acrolinx linguistic team normally configures Writing Guides for Term Discovery when creating your guidance package.