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Federated Search Blog Challenges Readers to Predict the Future

Best essay wins $500 from sponsor Deep Web Technologies

SANTA FE, N.M., June 16, 2008 — The Federated Search Blog, sponsored by leading federated search provider Deep Web Technologies, launched a writing contest that challenges its readers to predict the future of federated search. Readers are asked to submit an essay that describes the landscape of federated search in 10 years. An independent team of judges will choose first, second and third prize winners, who will earn cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 from Deep Web Technologies.

"The goal of the Federated Search Blog is to create a community of discussion that will fuel the growth and development of federated search," said Sol Lederman, lead blog author. "We feel this contest will help the entire industry think proactively and creatively about the future."

The Blog encourages readers to comment in their essays about such issues as the role of Google, the type of features federated search will include, how the open source movement will impact the industry and whether there will be an entirely new paradigm.

Judging will be done by a panel of noted industry experts including Marshall Breeding, Roy Tennant, Miriam Drake, Carl Grant, Judy Luther, and Peter Noerr. They will evaluate essays — which cannot exceed 1,500 words and must be submitted in English — based on writing quality, originality, and vision. No previously published works will be accepted. Essays are due by August 1, 2008, with winners announced in September.

Winning essays will be published in the Federated Search Blog.

For complete contest rules or to submit an essay, visit

About Deep Web Technologies

Deep Web Technologies ( creates custom, sophisticated federated search solutions for clients who demand precise, accurate results. Founded by industry thought-leader Abe Lederman, Deep Web Technologies created the powerful Explorit Research Accelerator, software that searches, retrieves, aggregates and analyzes content from deep web databases — data that is inaccessible to general search engines. Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Alliance, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Defense Technical Information Center,, and a variety of research and library alliances, Deep Web Technologies has built a reputation as the "researcher's choice" for its advanced, agile information discovery tools.

Deep Web Technologies is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where it has earned four Flying 40 Awards as one of the fastest growing high-tech companies.

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