What are the definitions of search types of Counter 5 usage reports? 

What are the definitions of search types of Counter 5 usage reports? 

They are:

“Searches_Regular”: Number of “Searches” conducted against a user selected database where results are returned to the user on the host UI. The user is responsible for selecting the “Databases” or set of data to be “Searched”. This metric only applies to usage tracked at the “Database” level and is not represented at the “Platform” level.

 

“Searches_Automated”: “Searches” conducted on the “Host Site” or “Discovery Service” where results are returned in the host-site UI and multiple “Databases” are “Searched” without user selection of “Databases”. This metric only applies to usage tracked at the “Database” level and is not represented at the “Platform” level.

 

“Searches_Federated”: “Searches” conducted by a “Federated Search Engine” where the “Search” activity is conducted remotely via client-server technology. This metric only applies to usage tracked at the “Database” level and is not represented at the “Platform” level.

 

“Searches_Platform”: “Searches” conducted by users and captured at the “Platform” level. Each user-initiated “Search” can only be counted once regardless of the number of “Databases” involved in the search. This metric only applies to “Platform Reports and Views”.