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Find language objects and entities

Language objects and entities (a special case of language objects) are useful building blocks when creating conditions. On this page we will refer to to language objects and entities as language objects for simplicity. To use them you have to know how to find them. This page will illustrate three ways of finding language objects and they all apply to both, language objects that come with Lexical Resources and the ones you have created yourself.

In Teneo, you can find language objects using:

  • The auto-complete function
  • Marking and searching
  • The search interface

Auto-complete Typing

If you already know that a certain language object exists and you (at least vaguely) remember its name, you can simply start typing the language object's name in a language condition. Just remember that all language object names start with '%'. Once you have typed a few letters, press Ctrl + Space. This opens a drop-down menu that displays all available language objects (from both the Lexical Resources and your locally created ones) that start with the letters you have typed so far.

If the list of proposed language objects is too wide, simply continue typing the language object name and the list will narrow down.
You can hover over each proposed language object in order to know what it covers without having to open it. This helps you to decide whether it is the right candidate for your current purpose.
Once you found the desired language object, simply click on it and it will be added to the condition.

This search strategy is similar to the first one, but it is more flexible and powerful:

  • You don't need to type '%'
  • You can type more than one word (well suited to find more complex language objects like phrases)
  • What you type matches not only language object names but also the words the language objects cover

This is how you proceed:

  1. Type one or more words in a language condition
  2. Mark the word(s) and press Ctrl + Space
  3. Hover over the language objects in the result list to find the one that fits best
  4. Select the desired language object from the result list