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A domain is a logical grouping of assets and belongs to exactly one community. The sections below describe how to manage domains.

Add an Asset to a Domain

An asset is the fundamental building block or resource for which you want to capture information. An asset belongs to exactly one domain. An asset has a unique name within its domain. An asset is an instance of exactly one asset type.

To add an asset to a domain, go to the domain page as described in Navigation. Then click on + Add under Assets at the top-left corner. A box with the possible asset types appears. Select the asset type from the list.

In the Asset Creation section, enter the name for the new asset in the first text field. Click on Tab or Enter. You can create multiple assets in one go by entering multiple names, separated by Tab or Enter.

Click on Save to create the new asset(s).

Domain Overview Table

The domain overview table provides a clear and easy-to-use overview of all assets in the domain.

Overview table

The domain table provides much of the regular table functionality:

  • Sorting: You can sort the columns by clicking on the column header.
  • Quick filter: You can quickly filter on the content of a column by hovering with your mouse over a column. A magnifying glass icon will appear in the column header. After clicking on the magnifying glass, you can enter values to filter the content of the column on. The table will update in real time and will only show the rows that match the filter values.
  • Inline edit: You can quickly enter or change the value of a cell by double-clicking the cell. Depending on the type of cell, an inline editor or a drop-down menu appears that allows you to provide a new value or change an existing one.

Please refer to the chapter about Views for more information.

Table Multi-Actions

The domain table allows you to quickly change many assets at once. To select multiple assets, click on the select boxes left of the asset names. When you have selected one or more assets, several multi-action buttons appear above the table, depending on your permissions and the assets you have selected.

Multi actions

In the example above, five multi-actions are enabled:

  • : The move button enables you to quickly move the selected assets to a different domain.
  • : The assign roles button enables you to quickly assign roles.
  • : The delete button enables you to quickly delete the selected assets.
  • : The discover button enables you to use the noun discovery function as described in Discovery.
  • Export: The export button enables you to use the export functionality as described in Export.
  • Workflow: The two buttons after the export button are dynamically loaded workflow buttons. They enable you to quickly start workflow processes for the selected assets, as described in Workflows.


Discover new assets


You can use the discovery functionality to find 'holes' (undefined assets) in your glossary. 
Using natural language processing, DGC uncovers nouns in text attributes like descriptions, definitions, etcetera and allows you to create new assets for them.


To use this feature, click the Discover button on a domain page.


The first screen of noun extraction wizard quickly explains the functionality. You can select the check box at the bottom to to skip this screen in the future.

In the next step, you have to choose the source of the text you want to analyse. 

You can choose one of the following options:

  • Assets within current domain: Look in all the attributes of all the assets in the current domain
  • Plain Text: Specify some plain text to analyse.
  • File or Attachment: Extract the text from a file, a new upload or an existing attachment.


The following image displays the Plain text option.


Now you can simply enter the text you want to analyse. As an example, some text from wikipedia is used here.


In the last configuration step, you can specify a list of domains. All the assets in these domains are considered as 'known' and will be skipped.


You also have to select the language in which the source text must be interpreted. A limited number of languages is supported as of now. 


Click Next to start the processing.



The last step will show you the result of the analysis. The result is represented as a list of the found nouns together with the number of times it occurred in the text.


Now select each noun for which you want to create an asset and specify the domain in which these assets need to be created.


When done, click Next to create the actual assets.




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