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About tags

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28 Sep 2012

Our tagging functionality is a powerful way find information about specific topics of interest across the site. This guide outlines how to get the most out of this functionality.

Below you will find answers to the following:


How do I use tags (keywords) on the site?

The information on our site is categorised across a number of different categories, including standards, interpretations, projects, resources and other miscellaneous tags. Publications, meetings and dates are also further classified by their series or type, e.g. "IFRS in Focus" or "IASB meetings (2013)".

For items such as news articles, publications, meeting notes and events and dates, any associated tags are displayed at the bottom of the article in a "Related topics" section:

 

Related topics

Clicking on any of these tags will bring up the home page for that topic, allowing you to read more information about the topic and find the latest related news, publications and so on relevant to that topic:

Landing page example

From most pages on the site, you can also click on the "All related" button to immediately be taken to a keyword search for any tags assigned to that page (or the page itself):

All related

How is information about tagged content presented?

We've designed the tag results page to be intuitive to use. When you first click through an "all related" button on any page, you will be presented with a categorised summary of items from across the site have that tag:

All related results

The items in each category are presented as follows:

CategoryContent typesOrder
News News articles, whether or not they have appeared on the home page Reverse date order (i.e. most recent first)
Publications Deloitte publications and other relevant files (e.g. press releases) Reverse date order (i.e most recent first)
Meetings Deloitte observer notes from meetings and other meeting-related information (e.g. IFRS Interpretation Committee agenda decisions) Reverse date order (i.e. most recent first)
Dates Date specific information, such as dates of meetings, comment letter deadlines and effective dates of pronouncements and amendments Reverse date order (i.e. most recent first)
Resources Background information about topics such as the IASB and IFRS Foundation, numerous other global financial reporting organisations, regional and national standard setters, hot topics in financial reporting, Deloitte resources and historical information Alphabetical order
Jurisdictions Information about financial reporting and related requirements in various countries and other jurisdictions of the world. Alphabetical order
Projects Major and minor projects of the IASB, IFRS Interpretations Committee and other related organisations Alphabetical order
Standards Pronouncements issued by the IASB, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs and IASs), Interpretations (IFRICs and SICs) and others (e.g. Conceptual Framework) Alphabetical order
Files Miscellaneous files across the site (excludes publications) Alphabetical order
Other Any other relevant hits across the site, e.g. Deloitte people Alphabetical order


Can tagged content be filtered and refined?

We recognise a comprehensive site such as IAS Plus contains a lot of information. In order to find exactly what you are looking for, the 'all related' content page easily allows for tagged content to be filtered to find information that is relevant to your needs.

For instance, if you are looking for information about 'embedded derivatives' when researching IAS 39, you could use the filtering functionality to find related news, publications and other resources quickly:

  • Access the IAS 39 summary page
  • Click on any 'All related' button to be taken to the tagged content page for IAS 39 - this will show all items across the site that have been tagged as relating to IAS 39
  • Click on the "Show filter options" option at the top of the results (in the middle column) and enter "embedded derivatives" in the "Search text" field
  • Click on the 'Filter' button - only results containing "embedded derivatives" will be shown for each category, all others will be hidden.

Tag filtering options

The filtering options also allow for results to be filtered by specific tags - simply select the category you want to filter on, ctrl+click on the relevant tags and click the 'filter' button. Make sure that too many tags are not chosen, or you may reveal few or no matches in the refined results.

Tip: Another way of finding specific content is to use a free text search.


What other options are there?

Other options within 'all related' tag page include:

  • Reverting to the referring page - the referring page (e.g. by clicking on an "All related" button) can be re-accessed by clicking either on the heading at the top of the middle column, or where available, by clicking on the tags showing in the right-hand column
  • Changing the number of items per page - anywhere from 10 to 100 items per page
  • Subscribing to a tailored RSS feed - 'all related' pages on the site contain a link at the bottom of the page to an RSS feed specific to that term or terms. You can subscribe to these feeds using your RSS reader and have your own personalised real-time feed of new content that has been tagged with those terms.

Tip: Registered users can also add specific tags to their personalisation options in "My topics" and see a view of the site which only contains information relevant to those tags.


What if I have further questions?

We look forward to further enhancing our tagging functionality soon.

In the meantime, if you have suggestions or questions about our tag functionality, please email us at iasplus@deloitte.com.

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Correction list for hyphenation

These words serve as exceptions. Once entered, they are only hyphenated at the specified hyphenation points. Each word should be on a separate line.