The Item Similarity tab allows the Project Manager to make use of the application's Enemy Detection feature to help decide the establishment of enemy relationship between the item pairs (from the current project) proposed by the feature according to the criteria set by the Item Bank Manager on the Item comparison criteria page under Manage Item Bank.
The process of retrieving item pairs is as described below.
Here is how the enemy relationship is decided by the Project Manager from this page.
- After the calculation job configured by the Item Bank Manager runs at least once, the Project Manager can use this page to retrieve the item comparison results to decide about enemy associations.
The Project Manager can specify the item search criteria in the same way as on the Search Items page of the Project Bank page. The Project Manager can also specify the Similarity Score Threshold (%) which is a percentage value range for the Similarity Ratings of the item pairs to be retrieved. (Example: if a value of 70 is specified here, and the maximum value of Similarity Rating of the retrieved item pairs is 1.8, then the minimum value of Similarity Rating of the retrieved item pairs is restricted to 1.44, which is 70% of 1.8).
To decide whether or not to establish enemy association between a retrieved item pair, the Project Manager can select the pair via the check box, and click the Manage Relationship button.
- The Project Manager can opt from the Relationship decision drop-down list to choose Enemies (to establish Enemy association between the selected item pair), or Not Enemies (to not mark them as Enemies), or Select One (to remove any existing Relationship decision), and click Save. A confirmation pop-up appears as shown below. Clicking OK closes the pop-up and returns the user to the previous page with retrieved item pairs.
- The enemy relationship decision for the actioned pair is now visible on the page. The actioned pairs (item pairs whose relationship status has been decided) are displayed only when the Include actioned items check box is selected.
The Project Manager can also export the retrieved item pairs to CSV (default) or Excel file format via the Export to [file format] button. A pop-up appears to select the file format via radio button. Click OK to export or Cancel to close the pop-up and return to the previous page.
By default, all the retrieved item pairs are exported.
To include item pairs, whose relationship status has already been decided, in the export, select the Include actioned items check box.
To export only specific item pairs (actioned or not actioned), you can select their corresponding check boxes before clicking the button.
The exported Excel appears with the details as in the below example screenshot: