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  • Free Deep Web Search Portals

    Deep Web Technologies proudly powers the technology behind many public search portals, some buiBinary code and multiple screenslt for clients to surface their information, others built by DWT to showcase our technology. While most public portals don’t have the subscription or premium resources available to private clients, many of them have deep web resources otherwise unavailable through popular search engines.

    Try one of these public portals:

    Science.govScience.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance.

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    WorldWideScience.orgWorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world (Architecture: What is under the Hood). Multilingual WorldWideScience.org provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature.

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    National Library of EnergyThe Department of Energy (DOE) National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta) is a national resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security. The NLEBeta is a new search tool designed to make it easier for American citizens to find and access information from across the DOE complex nationwide, without knowing DOE’s organizational structure. Such information is offered by DOE to advance its four broad mission areas:

    • Science and R&D
    • Energy and Technology for Industry and Homeowners
    • Energy Market Information and Analysis
    • Nuclear Security and Environmental Management
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    Missouri Digital HeritageThrough the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their records and placing them online for easy access.

    Missouri Digital Heritage Federated Search
     

    UNECA ASKIAThe Access to Scientific and Socio-economic Information in Africa (ASKIA) Initiative is under the Public Information & Knowledge Management Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It defines a framework for bringing together scientific and socio-economic information for the African community, including scientists, researchers, academics, students, economists and, policy-makers, over an interactive online portal acting as a one-stop shop to such knowledge and associated information from/on Africa. The overall goal of the initiative is to strengthen knowledge discovery and access by tapping into global scientific and socio-economic knowledge on and from Africa.

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    Biznar – 107 business sources available for market and industry research. Includes search of patents and social media.

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    Mednar – A deep web medical search of over 60 public medical resources.

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    Environar – Environar searches scientific and government databases in support of environmental, chemical and biological research.

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  • DWT and Wellspring Partner to Find and Evaluate Emerging Technologies

    WS Logo_BlueForecasting and scouting of new technologies is integral to innovative companies. The need to expertly and systematically identify emerging tech is increasing as more and more digital records are added to the ever-growing pool of knowledge assets.

    With our newly integrated service, DWT and Wellspring offer a simple approach to find emerging technologies. Rather than the hunter-gatherer method of looking at each source serially, we’ve created a solution to simultaneously search patents, publications, scientific journals and invention databases for fast tech discovery by innovation-driven companies. Within seconds of a query, organizations will have an aggregated list of relevant results gleaned from over 100 million records, which can then be routed for evaluation and action.

    Dr. Robert Lowe, Wellspring’s CEO, said, “DWT’s tools and content integration are logical strategic steps of Wellspring’s product evolution. DWT represents another industry-leading data service we have integrated into our products this year, along with CPA Global and DocuSign. The seamless integration enables our clients to find and import critical information without any data entry. Ultimately, the DWT partnership results in better informed decisions for our clients.”

    Abe Lederman, Deep Web Technologies’ CEO and CTO, added, “We are very excited to work with Wellspring in the technology scouting and corporate venturing market. We worked closely with Wellspring to provide their customers with access to a curated set of high-quality science and technology information sources, including Wellspring’s Flintbox, a leading technology marketplace for technology transfer and technology scout professionals.”

    Read the press release from September 23, 2015.

  • Wellspring and Deep Web Technologies Partner for One-Stop Access to Find the Most Promising Opportunities

    Chicago, IL, and Santa Fe, NM—September 23, 2015Wellspring, the leader in technology scouting, technology transfer, and corporate venturing software, and Deep Web Technologies(DWT), the leader in next-generation federated search, announced a partnership that transforms how organizations find and evaluate emerging technologies. The integrated software system delivers the capability for organizations to search simultaneously from over thirty authoritative sources, including patent, publication, expertise, and invention databases, to discover the highest potential opportunities and investments.

    Attendees of the Wellspring User Group Meeting in Chicago on October 8 and 9 will be the first to see the new tool, named Search Once Scouting.

    The jointly developed solution will be integrated into Wellspring’s software platform to offer a simple, fast way to find technologies, import them as new records with no data entry, then manage the evaluation and acquisition process. Over 100 million records are simultaneously searched in real time with aggregated, ranked, and deduplicated results delivered to eliminate wasted effort. Within Wellspring’s software platform, innovation-driven companies can quickly route and evaluate technology and investment opportunities imported from the search. Technology transfer offices can utilize Search Once Scouting to evaluate the competitive landscape. Unlike spreadsheets, databases, and document-sharing systems, all opportunities can be managed with sourcing and investment processes united in one place to ensure true collaboration and best practices application.

    Dr. Robert Lowe, Wellspring’s CEO, said, “DWT’s tools and content integration are logical strategic steps of Wellspring’s product evolution. DWT represents another industry-leading data service we have integrated into our products this year, along with CPA Global and DocuSign. The seamless integration enables our clients to find and import critical information without any data entry. Ultimately, the DWT partnership results in better informed decisions for our clients.”

    Abe Lederman, Deep Web Technologies’ CEO and CTO, added, “We are very excited to work with Wellspring in the technology scouting and corporate venturing market. We worked closely with Wellspring to provide their customers with access to a curated set of high-quality science and technology information sources, including Wellspring’s Flintbox, a leading technology marketplace for technology transfer and technology scout professionals.”

    DWT has fifteen years of experience accessing high-value scientific repositories around the world, as well as being behind major portals such as Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org, and the National Library of Energy. A sample set of information sources available in the joint solution includes: (1) government databases such as PubMed from NIH, Defense Technical Information Center reports from the U.S. Department of Defense, and SciTech Connect from the U.S. Department of Energy; (2) publisher databases from the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, and IEEE; and (3) patent databases from the United States and Europe.

    About Wellspring

    For technology scouts, corporate venturing, and licensing professionals who must find and manage technology, opportunities, and deals, Wellspring delivers “knowledge in sight” by providing purpose-built software to scout, manage, commercialize, and invest. Unlike spreadsheets, databases, and document management systems, Wellspring delivers a simpler way to accelerate discovery, reduce redundant effort, and foster collaboration. Wellspring is also connected with Flintbox, the world’s largest online exchange of early-stage technologies.

    Founded in 2003, Wellspring works with more than 500 organizations worldwide that range in size from 100 to more than 100,000 employees. For further information, please visit www.wellspring.com.

    About Deep Web Technologies

    Deep Web Technologies creates custom, sophisticated, federated search solutions, based on its Explorit Everywhere!™ service 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 is 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 Everywhere! 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 US Department of Energy, Stanford University, the WorldWideScience Alliance, and an array 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. For further information please visit www.deepwebtech.com.

    Media Contacts:

     Joe Granda, +1-312-643-5100, pr@wellspring.com

    Darcy Katzman, Deep Web Technologies, +1-505-820-0301, info@deepwebtech.com

    Online release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Wellspring-DWT/Search_Once_Scouting/prweb12978734.htm

  • Deep Web for Enterprises – what you can learn about competitors and customers (and vice-versa)

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest article by Andreea-roxana Obreja. Andreea graduated from the University of Portsmouth, AndreeaUnited Kingdom with a First Class Honours Degree in Business Information Systems. Her personal interest for covert data and online research have inspired her to author a comprehensive review of the potential of the Deep Web as a business tool for her final year project. The project has been awarded the Clever Touch Prize for the most Original Business Systems Project by the University of Portsmouth. The conclusions of her project will be presented at the 12th Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS at the Sapienza University of Rome.


    We might be using the “Deep Web” every day without calling it this way or even being aware of its existence. Simply filling in a web form enables us to access the Deep Web and retrieve data from a variety of databases, some of which are free, subscription-based or have major access costs attached. Any online data used for business purposes (not necessarily the same purposes for which it has been collected) can be risky, but not knowing what data there is out there about you and your company represents a significantly higher threat. On the other hand, a thorough, Deep Web search can greatly benefit companies researching competitors, potential employees, customers and business trends.

    There are various types of data that can be accessed using intermediate technical skills and a few Deep Web Figure 1 - Layers of the Webresources: information customers share about the organisation and its products, information employees share about their jobs, products they are working on and company strategy/policies. More importantly, data aggregated from publicly-available databases can reveal costly, confidential information.

    In terms of resources, an initial Deep Web exploration does not imply major investment or require a team of highly skilled IT developers. Freely available tools such as DWT’s Biznar represent an excellent starting point to explore a variety of authoritative business databases for a real-time search. Other subject-specific publicly available search portals include Mednar for medical researchers or WorldWideScience.org for scientific information. This kind of exploration can be learnt and done in-house with minimum resources and can save your company many hours of online searching using traditional search engines. For on-demand searches, constant monitoring of specific databases and alerts, commercial applications such as those powered by Explorit Everywhere! can facilitate the use of a targeted Deep Web search strategy, advise on the content that needs monitoring and provide a unified access point to all the necessary data sources.

    Going back to the types of data that might be made visible through Deep Web resources without its owner being aware, currently, intellectual property on the Deep Web is a matter under scrutiny. While traditional search engines might only take into account the big picture, trying to match your search terms in the title, abstract and key words; Deep Web tools can perform fully comprehensive searches. Apart from monitoring your own patents, inventions and discoveries online, this could save your company money by preventing you from becoming a litigation target after mistakenly infringing on other company’s intellectual property rights.

    The ubiquitous availability of social media applications and people’s urge to share data have led to extensive concerns in terms of how much data about your company are your employees and customers disclosing. Social media enables the creation of enormous amounts of data which is not easily to search and interpret. Most of this data is stored in dynamical databases which are not indexed by traditional Surface Web search engines. This means that they are part of the Deep Web and sometimes only protected by the individual’s privacy settings. With the right Deep Web tools, anyone can monitor the details that customers share about the products, purchasing experience and the customer’s general attitude towards the organisation. More than monitoring various data sources in isolation, aggregating them can reveal new information or give a renewed meaning to the existing (most of the time, publicly-available) one.  Cautiousness is advised when aggregating data that has been collected by another organisation as its processing might breach data protection regulation.

    On the negative side of things, sheltered by a fake username and encouraged by a number of followers, anyone can express an opinion about the organisation on social media which is going to demand a sum of resources to trace, challenge or prove wrong.  More dangerously, the ease of creating and sharing content challenges the employees’ obligation to comply with the company’s non-disclosure policies, making social media sites an ideal source of data about company difficulties, new products or future strategy. Constant monitoring and awareness of these breaches can help the company reinforce policies and put in place contingency plans in order to contain the damages.

    Even if you feel that traditional online research tools provide you with all the data necessary to your business activities, Deep Web datasources can no longer be ignored. The Deep Web, and its renowned subset, the Dark Web, is significantly larger compared to the Surface Web and due to its vastness, its content cannot always be monitored or regulated. Being aware of its existence and acquiring technology to monitor your presence and the data about you on it, or to monitor your competitors, might prove beneficial in a market where competitive intelligence is a critical component to success.

    Summary based on ‘The business potential of the Deep Web for SMEs’ published as a final year undergraduate project for the University of Portsmouth, UK

     

  • DWT Trip to the UK – Resource Meeting Follow-up

    NHS-presWe’re happy to report that Abe Lederman’s trip to Coventry, UK for the first ever Resource Discovery Tools for Health Libraries meeting last week went well! Abe demonstrated the Explorit Everywhere! Medical solution running at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to many lovely people, and listened to innovative librarians sharing their needs, problems and experiences. Take a look at his presentation online.

    Abe emphasized some of the advantages of Federated Search over Discovery Services, particularly being able to search all of the sources that are important to the user. This resonated with the librarians Abe spoke with.

    Finally, Nick Dimant, the Managing Director of our new partner in the UK, PTFS-Europe, was introducing us to one of their customers and described us as having “breathed new life” into federated search. We like it!

    If you are interested in the NHS product offering by DWT, please open the Explorit Everywhere! Medical flier for more information.

  • One-Stop Search for African Knowledge: Deep Web Technologies Creates ASKIA Portal for United Nations

    ASKIA Facilitates Information Discovery in Multiple Languages and Across Different Devices

    SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) launched their Access to Scientific and Socio-economic Information in Africa (ASKIA) portal recently. The federated search-based portal, built and created by Deep Web Technologies (DWT), serves as a one-stop, real-time search of multiple information sources, and includes a multilingual search and translation capability, a localized user interface and a responsive mobile design. Researchers can find information from any device in one of four languages, and translate the results back into their language when the search is finished.

    The UNECA portal contributes to the goals of the ASKIA Initiative, designed to implement a single search of scientific and socio-economic knowledge by and for African researchers, academics, students, economists, policy-makers and other professionals. “This launch was critical in implementing the ASKIA Initiative,” said Irene Onyancha, Chief Librarian, Knowledge & Library Services, PIKM Division at UNECA. “The ASKIA portal taps into the major knowledge on and from Africa through a cohesive, centralized search available in the major languages and devices predominant throughout Africa.”

    Based on Deep Web Technologies’ (DWT) Explorit Everywhere! federated search technology, the ASKIA portal searches 31 knowledge sources simultaneously. When a user performs a search, Explorit Everywhere!, in partnership with Microsoft Translator, translates the user’s query from their selected search language, English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish, to the source’s language, searches for the user’s query, retrieves results to the portal, and translates the results back into the user’s selected languages. In addition to the multilingual search, the portal is localized to automatically update the screen text into the selected query language.

    The portal includes a responsive, mobile design. Researchers viewing the ASKIA portal from their mobile device will trigger an automatic browser detection which loads a mobile-friendly version of the application. Also included is MyASKIA, which implements the Explorit Everywhere! MyLibrary feature allowing users to save and tag selected results under his or her account.  Users can email, export, print or download results at any time.

    DWT CEO and CTO, Abe Lederman, stated, “UNECA’s vision is far reaching. DWT proudly supports the ASKIA Initiative, empowering African researchers to find global information in a single search, in their language, from their phone or tablet. It’s truly groundbreaking.”

    About Deep Web Technologies
    Deep Web Technologies (http://www.deepwebtech.com) creates custom, sophisticated federated search solutions, based on its Explorit Everywhere!service, 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 Everywhere! 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, Stanford University, the WorldWideScience Alliance 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.

    Media Contact:
    Darcy Katzman
    Deep Web Technologies
    505.820.0301
    Email

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