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Ciencia.Science.gov gives Spanish speakers access to federal government information.
Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Ciencia.Science.gov, the Spanish version ofScience.gov, was recently launched by the Science.gov Alliance in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and Deep Web Technologies (DWT). DWT’s Explorit federated search product employs patent-pending multilingual technology to provide real-time Spanish searching and translation of results from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies, and more than 55 scientific databases and 2,100 selected scientific websites. The application is directed to native Spanish speakers who would like to access federal government information by searching and reading results in Spanish. The interface is localized in Spanish, making Ciencia.Science.gov an excellent choice for Spanish-speaking researchers.
“The Ciencia.Science.gov web site will help increase the vital role of U.S. scientific information in education, innovation, and discovery, and will help encourage Latino communities to promote careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a Science.gov Alliance Press Release. Searches performed in Spanish will return results from English sources that are translated into Spanish for the user. “It’s a seamless process,” stated Abe Lederman, President and CTO of DWT. “The result translations happen automatically so that users can quickly browse results from English sources in Spanish.”
In December of 2012, Science.gov will celebrate its tenth anniversary of providing critical information to the science-attentive citizen. Science.gov and the new Ciencia.Science.gov both provide a rich search experience returning reports, web pages, and data. The new Multimedia feature includes images, audio and video from notable sources such as MedlinePLUS and ScienceCinema. Result topic clusters, which have up to now been only text-based can now be viewed visually, increasing the speed with which users can navigate through result topics.
Ciencia.Science.gov is the second multilingual application developed by DWT, the first beingWorldWideScience.org which searches content in ten different languages. “Multilingual search and translation are critical to the dissemination of information around the world,” said Lederman. “We’re helping to create an environment that fosters global scientific cross-pollination through next-generation federated search.” Machine translations for both applications use Microsoft Translator, through a partnership with Microsoft.
About Deep Web Technologies
Deep Web Technologies creates custom, sophisticated federated search solutions, based on its Explorit™ Research Accelerator, for clients who demand precise, accurate results. It is the tool of choice when needing to access the Deep Web, a collection of Internet information sources that are generally not accessible to web spiders or crawlers and cannot, therefore, be indexed for search by popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing. Explorit performs real-time searches of multiple information sources, in parallel, merging the results into a single page. Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Science.gov Alliance, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Defense Technical Information Center, Stanford University, the Texas Medical Center, WorldwideScience.org and a wide variety of other customers, partners and research and library alliances, Deep Web Technologies has built a reputation as the “researcher’s choice” for its advanced, agile information discovery tools.
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