Filtering your search results

With so much data to sift through, Aleph gives you many options for filtering your search to only the content types, datasets, countries, and so on that you are most interested in.

Once you have honed your search using the advanced search methods described earlier, you can further filter the search results by a number of built in filters.

Aleph provides built-in options to filter your search results by country, type of data your are interested in (document, company entity, web page, image, video, etc.), filetype, specific datasets, email addresses, phone numbers, bank accounts, names, language, and more.

Each filter type provides a list of checkboxes that allow you to select exactly what you most want to see. In addition, the checkbox options are sorted from most prevalent to least with the quantity of occurrences beside it. This number can be quite useful, as it shows the most common options first, giving you an indicator of where to start filtering to narrow down your search.

When you select a filter value by clicking in the checkbox, a button appears above the search results indicating that the results are being filtered by that option.

If you want to remove the filter, it is easy enough to click on the “X” in the button to remove it or click on the “Clear All” button to remove all of the filters at once.

While most filters allow you to select multiple options at once to view options that fit either one or both of the selected filter criteria, the “Types” filter currently only supports selecting a single content type at a time.

Filtering By Date

Clicking the Date distribution button allows you to browse a chronological view of your results. This visual distribution can be useful to get a sense of the spread or shape of your data.

The displayed chart organizes your results according to any date type properties that a given result may have. This could include, for example, a Person’s birth date, or a Company’s incorporation date.

To filter your results by year, simply click one of the bars in the chart or click and drag across the bar chart to select a range of years.

Just like the other filters, when you filter the data by a date range, filter buttons appear at the top of the bar chart, enabling you to see what filters are currently being applied and remove them if you no longer need them.