Term Discovery Dashboard

Discover Terms

If Acrolinx discovers terms in your content that aren't yet in your terminology, they’ll show up here. Acrolinx reviews a document or set of documents, reporting on the terms that are used along with their frequency and variations. The Term Discovery dashboard lets you quickly see which terms your writers use and how. Acrolinx automatically filters out duplicate terms or variants that you would otherwise have to validate manually. You can also export your discovered terms to add them to your terminology database.

To open the Term Discovery dashboard, go to Analytics in the Acrolinx Dashboard. You'll find Term Discovery under Guidance.

Chart TitleDescription
Discovered TermsSee which terms Acrolinx has discovered. The list is ordered by occurrences, starting with the most frequent terms.
Term Variations

See similar terms grouped together. This might help you to spot inconsistencies.

Term ContextSee in which context the terms appear. If you click on a discovered term in the table above, this table shows only the context of the specific term you’ve selected. Clear all filters to see the context of all terms.

Contribute Terms Directly

Click the arrow next to a discovered term in the Discovered Terms or Term Variations tables and you'll go to the Term Contribution form. There, you'll find the term and language preselected.

You'll also find the arrow to contribute terms in the "Discovered Terms Table" web report. And you can contribute directly from your browser or from Excel when you export the table.

In the upper right corner of the dashboard, you’ll find the section Detail Links. A detail link opens a detailed web report table. With these web reports, you can easily filter, export, and print out the content.

Detail LinksDescription
Discovered Terms TableView the terms that Acrolinx discovered. This table shows the 2,500 most frequent groups of term variation.

You can also export these terms to add them to your terminology database. To do so follow the instructions in Add Discovered Terms to Your Terminology Database.

Contexts (Extract)Get an overview of the three most common contexts per term, ordered alphabetically.
Contexts (All)See all contexts per term, ordered alphabetically.


To see and edit the parameters, click  on the toolbar to the left of the dashboard.

Start dateChoose how far back you want your charts to look.
Latest check

By default, the Latest check parameter is selected. When Latest check is selected,the dashboard shows only the most recent check results for each document. If you deselect the Latest check parameter, the dashboard will show all the check results for your documents within the selected time range.

You might want to be careful when deselecting Latest check. The results based on all checks could be misleading. For example, a discovered term might appear more common than it actually is, because a particular document has been checked more frequently.