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Search Overview
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Written by Ian Brown
Updated over a week ago

KnowledgeHound’s search engine looks through all of the applicable information on the platform to return the results most relevant to your query. This includes all of the questions asked to respondents in surveys, the response options to those questions, the text inside of documents, and any additional video information through third party integrations. KnowledgeHound search results are brought back in a few different levels, the top results tab will bring forward the most relevant results across different categories including the top studies, top public stories, top study questions (data), top documents, and any relevant video results from third party integrations. If you are only looking for one type of information you can tab over to the applicable tab at the top of the search results page to only view one type of results such as stories or documents.

Understanding Search Results

Underneath the study question and document results is additional information to help understand the context around the search results as well as why the result is being surfaced.

For survey questions that have been asked multiple times KnowledgeHound’s search engine will show you the most recent iteration and give you option to see every instance the question was asked. 

Narrowing your search results

You can apply filters on the top of the search results page to narrow down the results to those that meet the applied criteria. These filters match the meta data fields you have created and tagged all your studies with (see meta data and tagging article for more info)

For best search success KnowledgeHound recommends using 2-3 keywords as opposed to whole business questions. 


The KnowledgeHound search algorithm uses a standard set of common synonyms (listed below) and allows customers to provide their own customized synonym list.

Common Synonyms

ad, advertisement

first, 1st

avg, average

second, 2nd

awareness, aware, familiarity, familiar, knowing, heard of

third, 3rd

concept, idea

fourth, 4th

consume, consumption

fifth, 5th

coronavirus, covid-19, covid 19, covid19, covid

sixth, 6th

frequency, freq, how often

seventh, 7th

gender, female, woman, girl, women

eighth, 8th

gender, male, men, man, boy, guys

ninth, 9th

grey, gray

tenth, 10th

kpi, kpis

millennial, millenial, milennial

p12m, past 12 months

p30d, past 30 days

p3m, past 3 months

p4w, past 4 weeks

p6m, past 6 months

pay, paid

pay, payment

perception, perceive

purchase, buy, bought

rid, remove

satisfaction, satisfied, satisfy

sentiment, feel

spend, spent

time, when, day part

tv, television

urgent, urgency

use, usage

ux, user experience

weight, weigh

The following synonyms are directional synonyms, meaning the first word is synonymous with the second word, but not the other way around.


consider, considers, considering

how often




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