The tool works by searching as the user continues typing. It generates (and dynamically updates) three different outputs as the search continues:
If you are in the middle of a word the system will try to guess the word that you are typing.
If you have completed a word the system will show you related keywords. The relatedness is calculated by using the number of times the words appear together in ICD together with some other similar measures.
This list can be sorted by relatedness or alphabetically
It is possible to click these words instead of continuing to type.
The second output is matched entities
This output is sorted by how good the text entered matches the phrase in ICD. It is also grouped by using the ICD hierarchy so that if the search text matches a parent category and several children, they will appear in a fashion that is easy to identify this relation visually.
The matched words are highlighted in this list. The list shows only the titles but a button will make more matching index entries visible.
A link to the relevant entity in the ICD-11 browser is also available by using this button
You may change the sort order by using the dropdown box at the top of the list. We have two options
The codes for non-terminal categories(i.e. categories which has children) are rendered with a gray background in this output. E.g. 1B23
Click in on a codes copies in to the clipboard and clicking on a term copies the term and the code that it is contained in to the clipboard
The third output is the chapter distribution. It shows the number of matches found in each chapter of the classification.
By default the system searches all chapters except the Extension Codes and the Traditional Medicine. One could change the filter by clicking on the checkboxes near the chapter names. If unticked, the results from that chapter are not shown.
Clicking on a chapter title will show you the results only from that chapter
Clicking on the Show results from default set will reset the chapter filters that you've defined and give you results from all chapters except the Extension Codes and the Traditional Medicine
If the words that have been entered in the search are not precise enough and the system finds more results than it could show, it gives the following warnings:
If it finds results in more than 100 entities, it will show the best 100 matches and will place the warning:
The results shown are incomplete
If the number of keyword suggestions is more than 50 it will put the warning at the end of the suggestion list:
The suggestions shown are incomplete
In these cases, you are advised to provide more information in the search area.
If the phrase that you've searched did not return a result, you may send us a feedback. If our experts agree, the new phrase will be added to the classification.
To do this: