Deep Web for Enterprises – what you can learn about competitors and customers (and vice-versa)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article by Andreea-roxana Obreja. Andreea graduated from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom with a First Class Honours Degree in Business Information Systems. Her personal interest for covert data and online research have inspired her to author a comprehensive review of the potential of the Deep Web as a […]

Relying on Google for Science Information is Bad for Your Health

People tend to think of Google as the authority in search. Increasingly, we hear people use “google” as a verb, as in, “I’ll just google that.” General users, students and even professional researchers are using Google more and more for their queries, both mundane and scholarly, perpetuating the Google myth: If you can’t find it […]

The “Deep Web” is not all Dark

In a highly cited September 2001 article, The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value, Michael Bergman coined the term “Deep Web” and wrote: Searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean. While a great deal may be caught in the net, there is still a wealth of […]

Deep Web:  Legal Due Diligence

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article by Lisa Brownlee. The 2015 edition of her book, “Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions: Investment, Risk Assessment and Management”, originally published in 2000, will dive into discussions about using the Deep Web and the Dark Web for Intellectual Property research, emphasizing its importance and usefulness when […]

Check Out Our Article in Magazine

The April/May 2015 issue of Magazine features a new article, “Advancing science by overcoming language barriers,” co-authored by DWT’s own Abe Lederman, and Darcy Katzman.   The article discusses the Deep Web vs. the dark web, and the technology needed to find results in scientific and technical, multilingual Deep Web databases.   It also speaks […]

Do You Mean Federated Search?

Occasionally, DWT employees will test the water when describing what we do by dropping the term “federated search” and trying a more generic description. “We search all of the databases from a single search box in real-time.” “We perform a single search of subscribed, public and deep web databases…” “We capture results from your premium sources, […]

The Deep Web isn’t all drugs, porn, and murder

Time Magazine’s current issue (November 11, 2013) cover story, “The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn and Murder Live Online,” reveals the dark side of the Deep Web, where criminals can hide from surveillance efforts to commit nefarious deeds anonymously. The buzz about the evils of the Dark Web (as Time’s Secret Web is commonly referred […]

Brain Food– Are You Eating Healthy?

Our minds like to be fed with the best information possible! In the case of researchers (academic, medical, business, or others), their works depend on it.  Here is a great blog post by Sol Lederman I would like to share. It’s on the topic of information quality vs. information coverage. It really illustrates the importance of search […]

Search Strategies in Federated Search: Refine Search

Filtering results is as much an art as a science. Refining or clarifying an initial set of search results is a fairly common practice among search engine users that don’t know exactly what they are looking for. Yet in federated searching, refining a group of results is often not the best strategy for a user to find […]

Crawling the Deep Web

Nimish Sawant from recently published a post on the Deep Web, and some of the services that search it.   He points to the differences between Google and other search appliances such as federated search.  Nimish raises the most popular search question of our time, “If Google can’t find the data, where exactly is it […]