Adding Expanded Terms to a Column

  1. Highlight a cell or multiple cells you would like to find related terms for. 
  2. Right click the cell(s) and click the Radar – Expand Terms button from the drop down menu or click the radar tab from the right menu bar represented by a radar symbol. 

3. Determine what related terms from the index you would like to add to your table (column) and click the “+” next to the term. Please Note: You must choose what column you would like to add the related term to from the drop down menu located at the top of the related terms list. 

4. Your related term will now be added to the table at the bottom of the column that was indicated from the Add terms to column drop down list.

Sorting in the Radar Tab

Users have different options and combinations of options when sorting the Radar Tab

  1. Proximity – Users can filter proximity by most closely related (down arrow) and least likely related (up arrow) to represent related terms and their relation to the cell that was selected.
  2. Trending – This filter will show the relation between related terms and the selected cell term and how often that appears within the Layar Data Fabric
  3. Show Trend Lines – This represents the trending filter in a line graph form next to each individual related term
  4. Group Terms – Group terms will group related terms that appear in sources together. It is An NLP task thatmerges like-terms (“Vyasa Analytics”, “Vyasa Analytics, LLC” ) into a single term to mitigate redundancy.

Filtering in the Radar Tab

Below are the different filter options for Radar Tab

  1. Click the filter button at the top of the radar tab represented by a funnel icon 
  2. The Search Bar allows users to search for specifics in the related terms list 
  3. Source Filter enables users to select what sources within Synapse they would like to filter the expanded terms to 

4. Types Filter will filter expanded terms based on preset types such as – DNA, Cell Type, Organ, Location and RNA

What is the Radar tab?

The Radar tab assists users in finding contextually similar terms to highlighted terms in their table based on current sources in the system. From this section, users can also search the web and view evidence for expanded terms in the list.

For example, add the term ‘headache’ to a cell in your table and find expanded terms such as ‘dizziness,’ ‘general pain,’ or ‘dysphagia.’

How to Upload a File to Sources

  1. Click the Data Sources tab on the right menu bar on the home screen.
  2. Scroll down to the User Upload Section.
  3. Drag and Drop an accepted file type (.pdf, .doc, .docx) anywhere into Synapse to add the file to sources.

How to Filter the Evidence Tab

  1. Highlight the cell(s) you would like to search within the Evidence Tab. 
  2. Click the Evidence Tab or right click the cell(s) and select View Evidence from the drop down menu. 
  3. Click the Filter button at the top right of the evidence tab represented by a funnel symbol. 
  4. Filter by Standard, User or User Uploaded Sources within Synapse by checking the blue check box of each source you would like to pull evidence from. 

5. To filter by date type in date range in the filter drop down menu.

Options for Evidence Articles

Users have different options within individual articles in the evidence tab.

  1. Open Abstract – Users can click on an individual article/source and it will open an enlarged abstract within the evidence tab.
  2. View Website – Click the blue view website button, this will open a separate tab within your web browser of the article.

3. Download source/article – Click the individual article to open the abstract within the   evidence tab. Click the download button at the top right of the screen. The article will open in a new web browser to download. 


4. Download all of the evidence in your search by clicking the menu button at the top of the evidence page. Click the download button.

5. User can also create a new Workspace from the Evidence

Creating a New Term from Evidence

  1. Open the Evidence Tab from a term within your Workspace. 
  2. Within an article/evidence highlight the word(s) that you would like to add to your smart table as a term.
  3. Beneath the highlighted term, a blue “+” button will appear. Click the “+” button .
  4. A drop down menu will appear. Choose the column header that you would like to add the term to. 
  5. Click the blue Add button
  6. Term will be added to your Workspace

Navigating the Detail Tab

  1. Click on the individual cell you would like to learn more information about. 
  2. Click the Detail tab on the right menu bar of your screen represented by an “i” symbol. 
  3. Choose from the three blue highlighted options of – View Evidence, Search Web, and Wikipedia  
  4. Clicking View Evidence will open the evidence tab – represented by a finger print – and will give users sources for your selected term based on the information already in the system. 
  5. Clicking Search Web will open a new tab in your web browser with a web search of your selected term.
  6. Clicking Wikidpedia will open a new tab in your web browser in Wikipedia
  7. Click the X button at the top right of the Detail tab to close. 
  1. Based on the cell you selected, Synapse will give you list of related terms.
  2. Users can add related terms to their table by choosing a column to add their related terms to from the drop down menu
  3. Once a column is selected, click the gray “+” button next to the related terms you would like to add
  1. If you want to learn more about the related term, click the 3 dot icon to the right of the term to search on the web, or view Evidence
  2. Users can click the 3 dot icon to also copy the related term to their clipboard