Performing an Augmentation Enhancement


This topic describes the process for running an analysis with the Augment diagnostic.

Process overview

To run an analysis with the Augment diagnostic:

1.      Create a project or open an existing project.

2.      Add an exposure view or select an existing exposure view. After you open an exposure view, the Exposure Summary Dashboard appears.

3.      In the New Analysis area of the navigation pane, click Data Quality. The New Data Quality Analysis configuration pane displays the name of the analysis target and indicates how much of the exposure data has not been geocoded.

4.      Select the Enhance with Property-Specific Data and/or User-Specified Values check box, and then configure the Augmentation rules.

a.      Select the Property-Specific Data check box, select an Augmentation rule set from the list, and then click Options.

b.      In the Rule Set Editor window, select each augmentation rule that you want to use and then, for each rule, configure the attributes of your exposure data that you want to analyze. In some fields, you can select a mathematical operator (=, <, <=, >, or >=) and enter a specific value.

c.       When you have finished configuring the rules, choose the save option that you want to use.

d.      To view information about the rule set, click Rule Set Metadata in the sidebar; then, optionally, enter information about the rule by editing the Notes field. When you have finished with the rule set, close the window.

5.      To include summary information about the consistency of your data with AIR's Property-specific database, leave the default option, Include Data Consistency Summary. To include details about data consistency for each location, select Include Data Consistency Details. Click here for information about how the application performs the check for consistency and here for information about how Augment defines consistency of client data with data in AIR's Property-specific database.

6.      To enhance your exposure data with user-specified values, in the Enhance with Property-Specific Data and/or User-Specified Values pane, select the User-specified Values check box, click Options, and then configure the location update rules. Follow the same steps described in steps 4b, 4c, and 4d.

  If you decide to use both sets of rules, Augment evaluates the data first using values in AIR's Property-specific database, and then applies user-specified values to applicable fields (when it does not find values in AIR's Property-specific database).

7.      To exclude specific locations from being augmented, select a location exclusion file. To do this, browse to the location of a CSV file that contains, on a new line for each of the excluded locations, the following information: Business Unit Name, Book Name, Contract ID, and Location ID. The values must be separated by a comma, as in the following example:





8.      Select one of the following options:

a.      To copy your exposure data to a new exposure view and update the data with augmented values immediately after completion of the analysis, select Create New and enter a name for the new view in the Exposure View Name field.

b.      To update your existing exposure data with augmented values immediately after completion of the analysis, select Overwrite.

9.      By default, the analysis target is the exposure view you were working with when you selected Data Quality. To narrow the scope of the exposure data being analyzed, click Analysis Filters. For example, you can analyze only exposures with a total replacement value above or below a specific value.

10.   Click Analysis Management to configure analysis-specific functions.

11.   In the Analysis Name field, leave the default name, which includes the exposure view name and the type of analysis, or enter another, unique, alphanumeric name.

  Entering some combination of the exposure view name along with the analysis type enables you to quickly find result sets in the Activity Monitor.

12.   Click Run. The application adds the project to the Activity Monitor queue for processing when the required system resources are available.

13.   View the analysis results.

  Each time you augment a portfolio, Data Quality automatically runs two Exposure Overview diagnostics: one pre-augmentation exposure overview and one post-augmentation overview. You can quickly compare the results of the  two diagnostics to understand how the quality of your exposure data improved as a result of the augmentation.



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Touchstone V3.0 Updated December 01, 2016