User Guide

The user accounts for the Media Monitoring System (MMS) allow users to search both the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Web Monitoring System (WMS) with one convenient username and password. Requests for your own unique username and password, please email Rebecca Shaffer at rkshaffer@tamu.edu.

Log onto the MMS here.

Microsoft requires the use of Silverlight to enable the playback feature in the Broadcast Monitoring System’s live media feed across six (6) channels–two in Arabic, in Chinese and in Russian. Silverlight availability may be installed on the hard drive.  If not, log onto the MMS and click on “my account” in the upper right-hand corner. The new screen will allow for a) password change and b) user interface option. It is here that the user would “check” the Use Silverlight for Media Playback.” Now the playback feature for the broadcasts are possible.

Silverlight

The Media Monitoring Systems (MMS) require Internet Explorer in “compatibility mode.” On most computers, depressing Function 12 (or F12) and select the browser mode (usually displayed as Compat View). Another option is to access “tools” in the toolbar, select F12 developer tools or compatibility view settings. When prompted, enter “tamu.edu.”

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The Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Web Monitoring System (WMS) contain help boxes using the “?” icon. The instructions are detailed and make it easy to navigate the systems provided by Raytheon BBN Technologies, the creators of the MMS.

Silverlight

The BMS is similar to other databases such as Jstor and Lexus Nexus. It allows for searches by keywords, timeframe and language specificity–if needed. In the example below, there are 337 pages or 1011 hits in one week for “Hamas.”

BMS

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BMS audio/visual result: the Arabic audio transcribed into its native script then translated into English. Here, the cursor is synchronized to the media stream.

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The BMS allows for “clipping” of the live stream (with start and end) that also saves the transcription and English translation for later playback.

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In saving the clips and text, users can share this content with others outside of the MMS and insert it into lessons and lectures.

The Web Monitoring System (WMS) is designed similarly to the BMS in that it provides many content choices across multiple languages. The WMS features articles from 70+ preconfigured websites based on keyword, topic, and the designated timeframe.

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A WMS search by topic or keyword. Simply select the article of interest.

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WMS pulls data content from the web and social media sites such as Twitter.

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The WMS provides media management capability of clips, bookmarks, and topics. System analytics allow for analysis, comparisons, and visual graphics of the data.  And like the BMS, the WMS allows for data export to an external storage and sharing abilities.

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