Keep It Simple, Searcher

Explorit Everywhere! supports all kinds of fancy search logic, such as Boolean operators, nested parenthesis and advanced search fields. This is a big selling point for organizations with researchers who want to search for a precise bit of information, retrieve a small result set, and then narrow that set of results even further with filters […]

Navigating the World of Explorit Everywhere!

As much as we like to think that Explorit Everywhere! is simple to use, it still holds the junior heavyweight championship title for feature-rich technologies. Throw on top of that the concepts of “federated search”, “Deep Web”, and “discovery services”, and it’s easy to get lost in a maze of information. Since Deep Web Technologies is […]

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 […]

Getting the Best Results vs. Getting All of the Results

A question we hear regularly is, “Why doesn’t Explorit Everywhere! return all of the results from every source that is searched?” For example, if a user goes directly to a source to search, they may find thousands of results for their query.  But, performing the same search on an Explorit Everywhere! application may only return 100 results from […]

Federated Search – The Killer iWatch App?

The Beagle Research Group Blog posted “Apple iWatch: What’s the Killer App” on March 10, including this line: “An alert might also come from a pre-formed search that could include a constant federated search and data analysis to inform the wearer of a change in the environment that the wearer and only a few others […]

Is Vendor-Neutral Searching Important?

As a matter of fact, YES!  In doing research, being vendor-neutral implies, in part, that the order of the results set is impartial, and not biased toward any one information provider. A results set partial to an information vendor, source or database could cripple a serious research endeavour, particularly if a vital component of research is […]

3 Reasons an Indexed Discovery Service Doesn’t Work For Serious Researchers

Last week we alluded to three obstacles serious researchers face when using a Discovery Service index to retrieve information from their premium sources. Deep Web Technologies uses a real-time approach, choosing to search information sources on-the-fly rather than compiling information into an index as Discovery Services do, for some reasons we’ll discuss in a moment.  But, we should get […]

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, […]

Google Part 2: Don’t Risk the Google Hazard

Google: The World’s Greatest Marketing Company

Google has completely changed the way most of the civilized world gets its information. Most know that Google wasn’t the first, but thanks to their effective branding, few realize that Google isn’t the best. For a long time, I’ve made the claim that Google will not be remembered as the greatest technology company of all […]