How To Edit Ultralinks

Do you want to help fix a mistake in the Mainline or add some more Ultralinks yourself? Great! We'd love your help! The Ultralink editing interface is straightforward and easy to use but also jam packed with tons of powerful features.

We've put this helpful video together to give you a guided tour.
Feel free to jump around the video using these handy section links
We start out with a quick review of the Ultralink experience itself. You should already be familiar with what they are and how to use them. If not, take a quick trip over to our How To Use Ultralinks page and watch the video there.
To edit Ultralinks, you first need an Ultralink Account. Accounts are free and easy to sign up for. You only need a valid email address to sign up.
The Ultralink Card Interface is where you can pop the hood and change the internals of an Ultralink. We show you the three ways to access the card interface, either through the Ultralink Inline Pane on an Ultralink, the webpage for an Ultralink or through the Ultralink Dashboard.
Words are textual strings that determine when an Ultralink is present in a chunk of content. Here we learn how add, delete and edit them as well as tune which situations they should correctly evaluate to an Ultralink.
After hitting the 'Edit' button, you can change words simply by typing in their input fields. To remove words, click on the red minus button on the left side or clear the input field and hit the enter or return key. To add a word, enter some text into the red input field and hit the enter/return key or click the plus button.
With certain words, you might only want them to match if the case is exactly the same in the content. Here we show the checkbox that controls that.
This value determines whether a word should match depending on how many other, related Ultralinks are present in the page.
The Primary Word of an Ultralink is the one that best represents it or is the official or canonical name for something. An Ultralink can have at most one Primary Word.
Ultralink categories help organize the database and serve as useful 'tag'-like metadata. Categories help make the database more explorable and easier to maintain.
Categories are edited in a very similar manner as the Words Section above.
To help coalesce around a standard, when entering a category string, suggestions are displayed automatically.
An Ultralink can in many ways be considered to be a bundle of hyperlinks. Here is where you can manage those hyperlinks and optionally designate alternates.
Links are divided from each other by their type. Links with the same type can be grouped together in the interface to make them easier to manage.
Adding, deleting and modifying links occurs in the same way as words and categories, with the addition of being able to change a link's type.
There is a special link type for images that includes an extra checkbox to determine whether it should be displayed with rounded corners or not.
The locale bias tab allows you to set language and geographic biases on links so that you can attach multiple links of the same type to an Ultralink and have the most appropriate one served up to the user based on their own preferences.
Different versions of the same link can be grouped together for easier management.
Similar to the Primary Word, the primary link is the one that best represents the Ultralink out of similarly typed and biased links.
Finding or creating links can be time consuming. Use the handy link search box at the bottom to easily find and add links to the Ultralink.
Connecting Ultralinks to each other not only helps to better organize the database, but also dramatically increases the disambiguation accuracy.
Connection types are similar to category strings. They help to provide good organization and explorability.
Like links, connected Ultralinks can also be grouped by connection type in order for easy management.
Editing connections is similar to the structures above but with a couple of uniqiue differences.
Here we show just how important make Ultralink connections is to ensuring correct Ultralink results.
Here we return to the Words Section above and connect the idea of Ultralink connections to whether a certain word should resolve to an Ultralink or not.
Once you have finished making all your desired changes, you commit them to the database using the buttons at the bottom of the card interface.