What are the types of searches offered in eMAM?

What are the types of searches offered in eMAM?

eMAM offers two search options: Basic Search and Advanced Search.
Basic Search
Basic search is done based on the full text search and thesaurus search (only when thesaurus is enabled at web config level). In the eMAM Director interface, users can type the search word or phrase in the basic search bar on the top of the page and press Enter to get the desired search results.
Searched word will be highlighted (in yellow) in the search results wherever that searched text is found including the widgets like Metadata, Markers, Subclips, Comments, Insights, Transcript etc. For e.g.: if the searched text is eMAM, displayed search result will highlight “eMAM” word in all the sections of other widgets where all it is found.
For a given word or phrase, by default search is carried out in the following fields (other fields can be added in the eMAM Director web config):
  • Title
  • Description

    Case Scenarios for Basic Search

    Asset 1: Title: Child
    Asset 2: Title: You may go
    Asset 3: Private Tag: He went to church
    Asset 4: Public Tag: She is gone
    Asset 5: Description: Children are playing

    Case 1
    Basic Search word: go 
    Expansion Set: went, go, gone, goes
    Search results When Thesaurus enabled: Asset 2, Asset 3, Asset 4
                            →When Thesaurus is disabled: Asset 2         
    Case 2
    Basic Search word: child
    Expansion Set: children, child, kids
    Search results  When Thesaurus enabled: Asset 1, Asset 5
                            → When Thesaurus is disabled: Asset 1

    Case 3
    Basic Search word: play
    Expansion set: play, playing , played
    Search results When Thesaurus enabled: Asset 5
                            → When Thesaurus is disabled: Nil

    To Include more column fields, we can add the following IDs separated by coma:

    1. Title = 1,
    2. Description = 2,
    3. Author = 3,
    4. Ingested by = 4,
    5. Asset tags = 5,
    6. Comments = 6,
    7. Closed Caption = 7,
    8. Embedded Metadata = 8,
    9. Custom Metadata = 9,
    10. Asset Id = A,
    11. UUID = B,
    12. Marker = C

    This feature can be enabled by updating some changes in the eMAM Director configurations.Please follow the below steps to do the changes.

    a) Go to, C:\Program Files\Empress Media\eMAM Director.

    b) Locate the file 'web.config',from the eMAM Director folder,and open it in Notepad++.

    c) Search (Ctrl+f in notepad++)  for the text 'BasicSearchColumns',

    d) Add the field values within the quotes followed by coma according their search.(<add key="BasicSearchColumns" value="1,2,5,6,9,c" />)

    e) Save the changes and close the file.
Advanced Search
Advanced search feature enables you to search for your assets by specifying a large variety of filtering criteria to narrow down the searches if there are many relevant assets. If the user knows exactly what and where to search for asset, this feature can quickly narrow results. Click on Advanced Search next to Basic search on top panel. 
Advanced Search window opens up. There are three tabs for advanced search options:   Advanced Search, Marker Search and Manage Saved filters/ Boolean conditional searches.
  • Advanced Search:Users can then choose any one of the four options: Exact Match, Contains this word, Contains all these words, Contains any of these words, Enable Full Text search,Thesaurus and search using various criteria such as search in, refine search, categories, asset state, approval status, rating etc.

  • Marker Search: The marker search feature allows the user to search for a location within a video that matches with the specified search criteria, based on marker name or description.
  • Manage Filters: Search filters are specific conditions.   By adding a series of filters, users can quickly narrow a search.

How to enable Thesaurus?
To enable Thesaurus for Basic search, follow the steps below (only for eMAM Version and above):
1. Open "C:\Program Files\Empress Media\eMAM Director\web.config". 
2. Search for the key "BasicsearchBehaviour"
3. Change the value of "BasicsearchBehaviour" to "thesaurus" 
   eg :   <add key="BasicsearchBehaviour" value="thesaurus" />