Deep Web Technologies represents “next-generation” federated search technology, by enabling organizations to search all important information sources from one search, without the traditional limitations that have so far hindered widespread adoption of federated search technology.
Typically, most professionals rely on a host of information stores for their research and information. For example, an attorney will conduct many searches on Google, but won’t give up their subscription to Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw. This is because Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw contain many publications, journals and articles unavailable from Google. Deep Web Technologies allows attorneys to search both Google and their subscription to Lexis/Nexis at the same time, and in a manner that helps promote finding that needle-in-a-haystack (i.e. ranking of results, removing duplicate hits, arranging articles in categorical clusters, and enabling alerts for new content).
Every profession has its Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw. Whether talking about scientists, medical practitioners, investors, VC’s, etc, there are literally tens-of-thousands of proprietary sources of information. Deep Web Technologies can literally tie hundreds of information sources together, from one search.
Deep Web Technologies technology is web services based, and easily integrates into existing document management, knowledge management and MLS/ILS systems. It is in use by the Fortune 50, US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, and prestigious university libraries, including Stanford University and George Mason University. Deep Web Technologies technology is even licensed by some of its competitors.
Public websites using Deep Web Technologies includes www.science.gov, www.worldwidescience.org, www.scitopia.org, www.mednar.com and www.biznar.com.