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Turning Global Discovery Vision into Reality

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 17, 2006 — Deep Web Technologies, LLC (, a leading provider of high-performance federated search technology software and solutions, announces today that Abe Lederman, President/CTO, is a featured speaker at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Mr. Lederman is speaking at a symposium entitled "Global Discovery on the Internet: A Grand Challenge."

Symposium Synopsis:

"The Internet's power is also its challenge – the information may be there, somewhere, but how to find it? For the scientist, this challenge takes many forms, but the grandest is to know if someone has solved a critical problem that is blocking progress, especially when the problem is about cross-cutting methods like mathematics, instrumentation, or basic theory. Meeting this grand challenge is called "global discovery," which promises to increase the pace of science by searching all scientific communities at once for data, information, or methodological advances."

Mr. Lederman's presentation follows the speeches of Dr. Walter Warnick and Eleanor Frierson. Dr. Warnick, the Director of the Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, is the driving force in the quest for Global Discovery. Eleanor Frierson, Deputy Director of the National Agricultural Library and Co-Chair of the Alliance, presents an overview of (

Mr. Lederman describes the capabilities of ResearchAssistant(TM), the state-of-the-art federated search engine that powers, providing one-stop access to the output of most of the R&D of the Federal government. is sponsored by the Alliance, a collaborative effort of 12 Federal government agencies.

Mr. Lederman's talk covers technical challenges of turning Global Discovery into reality. These challenges include finding, cataloging, configuring and searching thousands of data sources. More specifically, Mr. Lederman will describe how the ResearchAssistant(TM), a scalable, grid-computing-based federated search engine that employs a sophisticated Search Conductor, multi-tier relevance ranking and a Source Selection Optimizer can provide the technical foundation for Global Discovery.

Abe has 25 years of software engineering experience. He was a co-founder of Verity, a market leader in search engine technology. At Los Alamos National Laboratory he developed a number of the first web-based search and retrieval applications. Abe went on to pioneer federated searching in the Federal government in 1999. Realizing the enormous potential for federated searching, he started Deep Web Technologies (DWT) in 2002. Abe holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Deep Web Technologies:

Deep Web Technologies, based in Los Alamos, NM, 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 scientific and technical content. In addition to, DWT's technology powers major sites such as the E-Print Network (, and the Science Conferences portal ). In June 2005 DWT launched (, a free, publicly available Internet web portal allowing access to numerous scientific journals and public science databases.


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