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Deep Web Technologies Adds Multilingual and Multimedia Search Capabilities
Deep Web Technologies announced full integration of multilingual and multimedia search into the company’s Explorit Research Accelerator. The patent-pending multilingual search capability is the first such feature ever offered for Deep Web search.
Multilingual federated search was previously only available as a beta release to users of the WorldWideScience.org gateway to global science; it is now available to all Deep Web Technologies customers who require seamless access to foreign language documents. Explorit’s multilingual search capability translates a user’s search query into the native languages of the collections being searched, aggregates and ranks these results according to relevance, and translates result titles and snippets back to the user’s original language. The multilingual translation functionality, powered by Microsoft, makes it simple to search collections in multiple languages from a single search box in the user’s native language.
Multimedia federated search, first introduced in the WorldWideScience.org and ScienceAccelerator.gov portals, allows for seamless integration of audio, video, and image content sources into Explorit. WorldWideScience.org searches seven multimedia sources: CDC Podcasts, CERN Multimedia, Medline Plus, NASA, NSF, NBII LIFE, and ScienceCinema. ScienceCinema is an example of the ability to search speech indexed multimedia content. The DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) developed ScienceCinema in partnership with Microsoft. When multimedia sources are included in an Explorit search, images and links to multimedia content can be presented alongside text results or in a separate results tab.
Source: Deep Web Technologies
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