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Deep Web Technologies Awarded U.S. DOE Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Help Science Community Search the Rest of the Internet

SANTA FE, N.M., June 8, 2006 — Los Alamos National Laboratory spin-out Deep Web Technologies (DWT), founded in 2002, has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate ways to scale Internet Federated search to accommodate thousands of simultaneous users seeking information from millions of documents and web pages, from thousands of sources of information in real time.

The SBIR program is highly competitive. It encourages small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Unlike surface web search engines, such as Yahoo and Google, which ignore 98 percent of Internet content, DWT pioneered searching the "deep web," which consists of public and private databases, subscriber-only services, academic and scientific publishers, and enterprise data from thousands of sources.

Federated search is a relatively new field in knowledge management, one that offers users the most current information, through a single point of access, ranked and presented in a manner which offers deeper insight into a user's subject area.

According to Dr. Walter Warnick Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, "If successful, the proposed research would portend enormous benefits to DOE and beyond. For example, the technology stemming from this research promises to make possible, for the first time, the development of a search appliance that could search 1,000 distributed databases of knowledge in the physical sciences, all in parallel. This could encompass all the important databases in the physical sciences and thus accelerate the diffusion of knowledge to researchers in this field."

About Deep Web Technologies

DWT, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a leading developer of software that mines, aggregates and ranks content from difficult to access regions of the web, known as the "deep web," containing the best content. DWT offers its global customers Federated search solutions with sophisticated relevance ranking, built on a standard service oriented architecture (SOA), using next-generation scalable computing technology. DWT's technology powers major sites such as (, the E-Print Network (, and the search engine for the DOE Office of Science ( In June 2005 DWT launched (, a free, publicly available Internet web portal allowing access to numerous scientific journals and public databases.


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Deep Web Technologies
301 North Guadalupe, STE 201
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 USA
Phone: +1 505-820-0301

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