Report:VantagePoint/Pre-Analysis Tasks/Creating User Defined Groups
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Creating User Defined Groups
A VantagePoint “list” is used to view the raw data from the standpoint of a particular data field. For example, the list below shows the data set organized by patent assignee. The most common way to create a sub-group from this data is choosing the “add a group” option while viewing the data set in raw list form. While viewing a list, users can select Groups --> Edit Groups to create and manage the groups for a list. A separate column will appear on the list from which records can be tagged to be added to the list. See the Tables and Lists section for more details on creating a list.
There are several other grouping functions available. A common one is a List Comparison (found in Groups --> List Comparison), where users can compare two groups inclusively or exclusively in order to create a new group. For example, users could determine the common records between the top 20 list of patent assignees and the top 30 list of inventor names. The List Comparison window is shown below.
Finally, VantagePoint includes functions for automated grouping using the Thesaurus, and by stemming.
The automated grouping functions are helpful for narrowing a list down without having to spend a large amount of time looking through each individual record for specific terms or specific types of documents. However users should look through VantagePoint's help manual to get a detailed understanding of the function, as the automated functions are not completely intuitive.