Add dictionaries as keywords

You can use a dictionary as a source for a list of keywords. Doing so is equivalent to specifying a separate keyword for every term in the dictionary.

Keyword dictionaries can be very useful. For example, you need to extract an invoice date, but the keyword designating the date can vary. Instead of listing all invoice date keywords individually, provide a dictionary containing them. The dictionary may include: "Invoice date", "Inv. Date", "Date", "Date of invoice", "Day issued", and so on.

When using a dictionary as a keyword, keep the following in mind:

  • The weight, distance, and position of the keyword applies to all terms in the dictionary.

    If the terms in your dictionary require different weight, distance, or relation properties, separate the terms into separate dictionaries and use them as different keywords.

  • The ignored characters do not apply to the keyword when using a dictionary.

    You can configure character exclusions when using dictionaries in the Dictionary Options.

  • Use "Match each word exactly" to turn off fuzzy matching for dictionaries larger than a simple keyword list.

You can add a dictionary as a keyword by following these steps:

  1. Open the locator properties.
  2. On the Evaluation Settings tab, next to the Keyword box, click the Dictionaries arrow.
  3. From the list, select the dictionary to use.

    Or, select Dictionary Settings to open the Project Settings window.

    Note If you edited the dictionary on disk while configuring the Format Locator, select Refresh dictionary Refresh Dictionary icon.
  4. Open a test document and click Test to test your settings.
  5. Optionally, click Close to close the locator properties window.
  6. Save the changes to your project.