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Deep Web Technologies' Founder Attends Signing of Global Science Gateway Agreement

SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 25, 2007 — An international effort to provide the most current findings in fields such as sustainable energy, medicine, agriculture, environment and basic sciences is underway. Users will benefit by receiving quality, authoritative science information from the most current research provided by participating nations. Ms. Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, and Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), signed a Statement of Intent to partner in this global science gateway descriptively called The signing took place on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at the British Library in London, England concurrent with the Winter Meeting of the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

Mr. Abe Lederman, President of Deep Web Technologies, was present at the signing. A pioneer in federated search technology, he was excited about this big step forward and said, "I have worked with Dr. Walter Warnick, Director of the U.S. DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), and his staff for eight years developing cutting-edge solutions to accelerate information discovery. It's great to see this sophisticated search technology take on an international collaborative dimension. Leveraging the kinds of capabilities Deep Web Technologies designed into the U.S. Government's federated search portal, launched in 2002, can help to provide a truly global resource for scientists and science-attentive officials, media professionals, entrepreneurs and citizens." Other nations have been invited to make their scientific collections searchable through the gateway.

Dr. Warnick explained how it will work: "The Global Science Gateway,, will capitalize on existing technology to search collections of science information distributed across the globe, enabling much-needed access to both prominent and smaller, less well-known sources of highly valuable science. Users would simply submit a single query into a search engine, launching simultaneous searching of the databases of participating nations. Results would be returned in relevance ranked order." Dr. Warnick also talked about a prototype that will be built in 2007: "It will take advantage of, the U.S. gateway to major government science information, hosted by DOE OSTI. Future versions will be determined upon evaluation of the prototype."

Federated search capabilities have been in use since the late 90's according to Mr. Lederman: "Public search engines do pretty well finding surface web content. However, when it comes to finding high-quality scientific and technical information you have to access the deep web by connecting directly with appropriate sources. Doing that one data base at a time can take forever, and that's where well-designed federated search really hits its stride by delivering high-relevance result lists through a single search page." In its quest to help researchers accelerate the information discovery process, Deep Web Technologies offers a free white paper, "How to Maximize Your Strategic Investment in Federated Search," on its website:

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