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A widget is a self contained section of a Watson Explorer application page that displays information based on the widget type and the subject of the page that you are viewing. The following types of widgets are used in the Watson Explorer application:

Refinement Widgets

Refinement widgets are found on the search page and can be used to restrict your search to one of the listed refinements. To refine your search, click the refinement that you want to limit your search to. To remove the refinement, click the x icon next to the refinement in the search refinements widget. Click here for more information on searching the Watson Explorer application.

Refine by Type

If the refinement widget is configured to refine by type, you can restrict your search to show results that are associated with a specific type of information, such as account, document, or contact.

Refine by Repository

If the refinement widget is configured to refine by repository, you can restrict your search to show results that are associated with a data source, such as Microsoft Sharepoint.

What is a widget?

A widget is a part of the Watson Explorer application code that delivers content in a page to you based on the settings for that widget.

Each page visited in the Watson Explorer application is a collection of data that is specific to the subject of that page. Different types of information is delivered to you depending on what the subject of the page is. For example on your home page the subject is you, so all the information displayed are items that are relevant to you. On an item page the subject is the specific item, only information relating to that item is displayed.

You can find an item by typing its name in the search box or by using the list page links at the top of the page.

You can follow an item by navigating to its page and clicking the button. If hovercards are enabled in your application, you can hover over an item's name on a list page and click the Follow button in the hovercard.

You are automatically logged out of the Watson Explorer application when you close your browser session.

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