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One of the most powerful features and benefits of Deep Web Technologies’ Explorit Federated Search, is its ability to rank the results from the myriad of collections that might be included in a federated search (a.k.a. deep web search). This is useful for two reasons. First, it helps rank results from sources that don’t otherwise rank results. The ever popular PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, is an example of this. PubMed doesn’t rank its results. As a consequence, any search service that provides results from PubMed that do rank results, such as our MedNar.com, adds tremendous value.
Deep Web Technologies recently released its newest product and federated search enhancement: Search Builder. Search Builder allows customers to create individual, personalized federated search engines.
Customers use Search Builder to build a tailored search page by selecting whatever collections and search fields they desire, using those found in the federated search master application. Search pages can be organized to cater to specific departments, workgroups, academic courses or individual researchers. Not only can users quickly create their own federated search engine, they can also share or incorporate it into their own web page or blog using an easily added snippets of code, known as a widget.
In summary, Search Builder allows users to:
Add or remove collections at any time
- Personalize federated search engines
- Create new engines as often as needed
- Make research more efficient by searching only important, relevant collections
- Generate widgets for fast searching
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In late July, I wrote a blog article entitled Strategic Uses for Federated Search, Part 2, which in turn referenced a sponsored article I wrote for CIL Magazine, discussing how federated search will eventually become a must-have in intellectual property research and litigation.
Today, I wanted to discuss an often overlooked feature in our federated search platform, alerts, and how they provide a strategic advantage to anyone that cares about a specific word, phrase or concept in their careers.
Examples How it works? How to use? Limited to certain sources or fields?