Lists and Agents
If you would like to know more about how to create a list, look at this article. For the differences between agents and lists please read this article.
One of the big advantages of creating a list is that you can then apply the list to an agent or agents. This will allow you to make changes to the keywords on the list, which will in turn update all the search queries for all the agents that use this list. This can be very useful when you are tracking a list of competitors, a group of politicians, an innovative domain creating new vocabulary or terms, etc.
What to do
First, write a list. Keep in mind where you would like your agent to look for information. For help on writing queries please consult this quick guide.
On the edit query page of an agent, click to open a drop down menu of your existing lists:
Then inside your agent, you will see the following syntax to include your list:
Entities:"name of the list you want to use"
To give a concrete example, I have a list called "Diabete KOL".
Inside my agent I can start my query in the following way:
I can add more than one list to the same agent, for example if I want to want to collect information from these people only when they talk about certain drugs that I have predefined in another list:
Entities:"Diabete KOL" AND Entities:"Diabetes Subjects"
It is also possible to combine lists with other keywords and include operators in the query, such as OR, NOT, ( ), " ", ~.
Between two lists you can use AND, OR and NOT.