Application Reports

Configuration of reporting data collection occurs at the Projects level. By default, a Watson™ Explorer Engine project is configured to collect basic data about search activity. Different types of data collection can be enabled or disabled in the Advanced > Reporting tab of a project.

Note: Application reporting information is collected using project options, and therefore cannot be collected when using the Watson Explorer Engine API.

The Watson Explorer Engine administration tool provides an interface for creating and interacting with Reports, which are presentations of the data that has been collected over a certain time period. Watson Explorer Engine includes a basic set of default reports. These reports include:

  • Queries Per Source: The number of queries per Sources, broken down over the current time period.
  • Top Queries: The most frequent 20 queries of the current time period.
  • Source Summary: A summary of the performance of each source searched over the current time period.
  • Zero Document Queries: A list of queries which did not return any matching documents.
  • Latest Queries: The most recently occurring queries.

The following reports are also included, but tracking of result clicks, cluster clicks, and cluster labels is not enabled by default. To view these reports, you must enable tracking of all or some of these data types by modifying the settings in your project's Reporting tab.

  • Top Clicked Results: Most commonly clicked result URLs. Requires the reporting.track-result-clicks option to be enabled.
  • Top Clicked Clusters: Most commonly clicked cluster labels. Requires the reporting.track-cluster-clicks option to be enabled.
  • Top Clusters: Most commonly occurring cluster labels. Requires the reporting.track-clusters option to be set to a value greater than zero.
  • Result Click Summary: An overview of result click ranks and paid listing status, as well as total result clicks and average rank of clicked results. Requires the reporting.track-result-clicks option to be enabled.
Note: The more data tracking you enable, the more data Watson Explorer Engine must store in its reporting database. While more data can provide more interesting report analysis, it can also cause a small disk to fill up quickly. The reporting database is located in your Watson Explorer Engine installation directory, in the data/reporting subdirectory.

It is also possible to create new reports and incorporate custom data analysis into those reports.