A criteria specifies a requirement for a specific field or filter and the action that is taken when the requirement is met.
For example, a criteria could be specified that would eliminate all applicants with a family income over $1,000,000 (assuming this information is requested in the application).
The results returned by the system after a specific criteria has been applied to a working list are provided in a screen.
Weights can be applied to each criteria. These weights are added to a cumulative score and are used by the filter to rank the outcome of a search.