The analysis of publications about a company and its officials in mass media

Let’s suppose that you have to analyze the quantity of publications about Gazprom Company in Russian Mass Media.

Step 1. Login

On the home page of enter your login and password. Then click the button  “Sign in”. You will find yourself on the page with the list of the services available. Choose Russian or English language from the list.

Step 2. Entry into Artefact

Choose Artefact among other services. The following settings are installed in Artefact on default: searching profile “Advanced”, date range “One week”, databases “ Mass media”

Step 3. Query composing, choosing databases and date range

In the search field you should type key words which may help you to find the necessary information.
Let’s suppose you are interested in finding information about all the present-day statements or opinions of Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexey Miller. The following query may be composed this way:
(Алексей Миллер/фио) (сказал!т или высказал!т или заявил!т или говорит!т или ответил!т или прокомментировал!т) не (Миллеру!т)
In the first pair of brackets – (Алексей Миллер/фио), – there is a name of Gazprom Deputy Chairman, a person whose statements you want to find содержит фамилию и имя председателя «Газпрома», т.е. человека, высказывания которого мы хотим найти. Query element [/фио] will help to find any mentions of this person.
The second pair of brackets – (сказал!т или высказал!т или заявил!т или говорит!т или ответил!т или прокомментировал!т), – integrates synonyms of any kind of statements (in the present and in the past).
Operator [не] behind the third pair of brackets serves to filter unwanted documents. It excludes the search of the given word “Миллеру” (for example, “кто-то сказал Миллеру что-то”).
The element [!т] helps to search the precise word form.
Spaces between the words, phrases and pairs of brackets are equivalent to the logical operator и (AND):
(Алексей Миллер/фио) и (сказал!т или высказал!т или заявил!т или говорит!т или ответил!т или прокомментировал!т) и не (Миллеру!т)

On the right of the search field we must tick the square box “in one sentence”. This specification assures that in all found documents all the query words will be situated in one sentence.

NOTE. It is not necessary to tick the square box in case you have typed [/p] in your query:

((Алексей Миллер/фио) (сказал!т или высказал!т или заявил!т или говорит!т или ответил!т или прокомментировал!т) не (Миллеру!т))/п

Select mass media, date range – «Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow », press the Search button. The following page displays all the sources with relevant documents. We have found 8 documents.

Step 4. Looking through the publication fragments  

by clicking Titles in the top left corner you will get the fragments of relevant documents.

In order to get the full text you must click on the title of the document.

Step 5. Making Report

If you want to make a review of retrieved documents you may use a special option “Basket”. You may send a document to the Basket just from the Title page or after opening the full text.
On the title page you should tick the square boxes to the left of chosen documents or indicate “select all”, after that you must click “To the Basket” button. If you have decided to send the document to the basket after opening the whole text, please, click [  ] at the top of the page.
When you open the Basket you will see all the documents you have saved. Mark the documents you would like to include in your report and press the button “Создать отчет” (“Make a report”)

Thus we have solved the problem of searching information and making a report on publications about officials’ statements without spending much time and efforts.