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Navigate the Dashboard

The Dashboard is your entry point to Saffron Admin. It is where you begin the process of defining and then storing the ingestion and ETL configuration for specified data. The Dashboard includes eight sections, depending on your installation:

Manage a Space


A Space is an application container that stores the ETL configuration for your specified data. It stores the settings for your data ingestion. It is a data set container that holds all the interconnected memories, matrices, rows, and columns of your data.

Ingest Data


When you run an ingest on a data Source, the SaffronMemoryBase™ (SMB) reads it through an ETL process based on configurations you defined in the Space. SMB stores the answers (associations) in the Saffron Store. These answers can be viewed through the Saffron Technology™ web tool, SaffronAdvantage™, or through API calls.

Pre-Ingest Check

Before you run an ingest on a data Source, check the following:


The Discovery view shows general relationships between three category types based on ingested data for a given time period. This provides a starting point for looking at other relationships and connections between categories and entities (entities are category values). 

The example below provides a broad picture of the relationship between the County, Terror_groups, and Event categories:


The Risk view displays current events based on ingested data for a given time period. The date (Time) appears on the x axis and the number of Occurrences appears on the y axis:

Hover over an event to view the number of occurrences for an event on a given day:


The Comparative view enables you to compare activities between entities. Additionally, you can see what's new and what's trending among entities. This provides an opportunity to quickly see items or events that might suddenly appear on the radar and need further investigation. 


The Sentiment view provides a cursory glance at what people are saying about an entity (such as a product, company, brand, or organization). A bubble chart at the top displays entities that are mentioned the most as well as the number of very positive and very negative associations to the entities. This provides an easy way to gauge changes in opinion towards policies, products, and events.

The example below displays words (entities) from a specific twitter feed over a 30-day period.

Context View

The Context view for an entity displays all non-memory entities such as keywords, adjective, nouns, and verbs. Even though they are not memories, these words add context to an association between two memories. The Context view provides a quick and easy way to see recurring words in the context of an entity.

To view the context words for an entity, click the Context View icon from the Analytics bar: 

Trends View

The Trends view looks at evidence from specific time periods to help you find connections over a duration. It lists all entities that are related to your query and shows how closely to your query those entities are trending.

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