Deep Web Technologies Enhances DOE Science Accelerator With Alerts
SANTA FE, N.M., March 30, 2010 — Serious science researchers can now receive information about new DOE resources relevant to them via the new alerts service at the DOE Science Accelerator (http://scienceaccelerator.gov). Users of the free service, powered by federated search pioneer Deep Web Technologies’ Explorit Research Accelerator, create a personalized profile of searches related to their areas of interest. The service performs these searches on users’ behalf every week and emails the users notifications of newly published results.
Science Accelerator is a gateway to DOE-related science information, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments and other authoritative information, via resources made available by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information [OSTI (http://www.osti.gov)]. Science Accelerator searches ten major DOE databases and portals, including hundreds of thousands of full-text documents going back to 1991 and many more citations going back to the Manhattan Project era. Science Accelerator resources are incorporated into Science.gov, also hosted by OSTI. Science.gov is incorporated into another product maintained by OSTI, WorldWideScience.org, exposing Science Accelerator resources to a global audience.
OSTI created Science Accelerator and introduced it to the public in April 2007. Explorit, Deep Web Technologies’ federated search system, allows Science Accelerator users to search the ten databases simultaneously in real-time and from a single search box. Relevant results from all sources are compared against one another, ranked for relevance, and displayed in a single search results page.
“I’m delighted to play a part in expanding the scope of what Science Accelerator can do. DOE scientists produce important research results and the new alerts service makes it easy for researchers to keep current with these findings,” noted Abe Lederman, Deep Web Technologies’ founder and President.
Dr. Walt Warnick, Director of OSTI, explains the importance of the new alerts service. “Our major emphasis at OSTI is to advance scientific discovery. We do that by finding innovative ways to connect scientists, researchers and the public with important R&D results. Alerts provide an important mechanism to inform our users of the latest discoveries.”
About Deep Web Technologies
Deep Web Technologies creates custom, sophisticated federated search solutions for clients who demand precise, accurate results. Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Science.gov Alliance (http://www.science.gov), the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Dept. of Defense, Scitopia.org (http://www.scitopia.org), Stanford University, Nutrition.gov, the WorldWideScience Alliance (http://www.worldwidescience.org) and a number of other diverse customers and partners, Deep Web Technologies has built a reputation as the “researcher’s choice” for its advanced, agile information discovery tools.