AskWatch: finding alarm words in conversations

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 20:39 Stefano Tommesani

AskWatch can tag questions and answers that contain alarm words. For example, you may want to highlight messages related to sexual activities, such as the following one:


So enter the list of alarm words in the column in the right of the main page, by entering each word in the text box "type word to add" and clicking on the "add word" button. To remove a word from the list, select it from the list and click the "remove word" button.


If you already have a list of alarm words, you can import it by clicking on the "Import list" button and selecting the text file to import.


Should you want to export your list of alarm words, e.g. to send it to other parents, click on the "Export list" button to export it into a text file that can be imported with the "Import list" procedure.


After defining the "sexo" alarm word, the Q&A containing the alarm word is highlighted in red, so it stands out and is immediately recognizable.


Please note that:

New! in version 0.6.3 approximate matches using the Metaphone algorithms were added. To declare an approximate alarm word, add a + prefix before the word, so that:

Please note that the Metaphone algorithm is designed for pronunciation of English words, so approximate matches may not work correctly with other languages.

You can also search for words in the current page by using the "search in page" button in the navigation toolbar


Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:37