The relative analysis of hits for particular subjects

Let’s suppose you’d like to find out, how often the name of the famous Russian writer Boris Pasternak is mentioned in the press in connection of being awarded the Nobel Prize for the literary work “Doktor Zhivago” in 1958.

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 the service “Comparative and relative statistics”

Choose Relative statistics on the opening page. The service “Relative statistics” is used for studying the detailed structure of object mentioning in the press and is able to reveal the dependence of mentioning of one object on another.

Step 3. A new query group composing

Choose ADD in the field QUERY GROUP in the second drop-down list and press OK. Name a new query group, for example Пастернак, and press OK.

Press ADD A QUERY PAIR and enter (Борис Пастернак/фио) «Доктор Живаго» 1958!д in the field QUERY 1,  (Борис Пастернак/фио) – in the field QUERY 2. By the second query all the publications about Pasternak will be found. By the first query the publication with the references to Pasternak as the author of "Doctor Zhivago" will be found.

Then name a query pair, for instance Пастернак и Доктор Живаго, choose the color and press OK.

Specify the date range and interval, for example 01.01.2001 – 01.01.2008 with an interval yearly.
Mark the search area, for example all the Russian newspapers.

Step 4. Viewing the results

Click SEARCH and the results will be ready in a moment. The following graph shows that Pasternak is associated with "Doctor Zhivago" in 2-3% of all publications in Russian mass media.

If you’d like to get a report in different formats, you can use the functions Excel report, Text report, Html report at the bottom of the interface. The results in the form of tables will open on separate pages.

The query groups in the service Relative Statistics are automatically saved and can be added and renamed in further work.

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