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Accelerating Global Science Access: WorldWideScience.org's Combination of Search, Translations, and Multimedia Technologies





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    Accelerating Global Science Access:
    WorldWideScience.org's Combination of Search,
    Translations, and Multimedia Technologies


    Walter L. Warnick, Ph.D.
    Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
    U.S. Department of Energy

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    WorldWideScience.org: Searching Science Around the Globe


    Where we've been � a recap

    • What is WorldWideScience.org?
    • What makes it unique?
    • Who is involved?


    Where we're going � 3 BIG new things

    • Expanding multilingual translations
    • Reaching scientific multimedia
    • Going mobile �

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    What Is… WorldWideScience.org?


    • A global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.

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    What Is… WorldWideScience.org?


    • A multilingual translations tool searching sources and translating results in nine languages:

    • Chinese Chinese
    • German Deutsch
    • English  
    • Spanish Español
    • French Français
    • Japanese Japanese
    • Korean Korean
    • Portuguese Português
    • Russian Russian

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    What Makes WorldWideScience.org Unique?


    1. It searches the Deep Web


    • Where science is hundreds of times larger than the "surface web"
    • Generally not searchable by major search engines


    Deep Web

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    What Makes WorldWideScience.org Unique?


    2. It overcomes the 3 major barriers to global science discovery:

    A. Not knowing "what's out there." (examples: Korean medical journals, South African scientific research database)
    B. Inadequate time to search scientific databases one by one. (examples: UK PubMed Central, Ginsparg's arXiv.org)
    C. Inability to sort compiled results by relevance.

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    What Makes WorldWideScience.org Unique?


    3. The world's first "one to many" and "many to one" multilingual translations tool in science.


    • Most automatic translations are limited to translating from a single language into another singlelanguage.
    • WorldWideScience.org partnering with Microsoft® Translator enables true multilingual functionality.

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    A Measure of WorldWideScience.org's Uniqueness


    • 33 sample queries launched in Google, Google Scholar, and WorldWideScience.org
    • Similar quantities in the numbers of results, but very little overlap.
    • Among the "top 50" results from each search engine, only 2.4% overlap � or 97.6% uniqueness � in WorldWideScience.org results.

    WWS 97.6% "Unique"
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    Google scholar beta

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    Who Is Involved in WorldWideScience.org?


    • WorldWideScience.org concept emanated from Science.gov model (2006)
    • Initial partnership between U.S. Department of Energy and the British Library (2007)
    • Transition to multilateral governance (WorldWideScience Alliance) and ICSTI sponsorship (2008)

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    Who Is Involved in WorldWideScience.org?


    • Alliance representation from 49 countries, including ISTIC in China.
    • Broad and Diverse Leadership:

    • Chair: Richard Boulderstone (British Library)
    • Deputy Chair: Pam Bjornson (Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information)
    • Treasurer: Tae-sul Seo (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information)
    • Ex-Officio: Roberta Shaffer (ICSTI)
    • Ex-Officio: Walter Warnick (U.S. Department of Energy/OSTI, WorldWideScience.org Operating Agent)
    • At-Large Delegate: Martie van Deventer (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa)

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    Who Is Involved in WorldWideScience.org?


    Primary Partners:


    • WorldWideScience Alliance
    • ICSTI
    • U.S. DOE/OSTI
    • Deep Web Technologies
    • Microsoft® Research

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    What's Next for WorldWideScience.org?


    3 BIG NEW "THINGS"


    1. Expanding Multilingual Translations


    • Multilingual WorldWideScience.orgBETA is now integrated into the main WorldWideScience.org site.
    • Addition of Arabic to translations

    • The world's 5th most commonly-spoken language
    • One of 6 official UN languages

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    Demonstration of Arabic Translations


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    What's Next for WorldWideScience.org?


    2. Access to Multimedia-based Science & Technology

    • Multimedia (e.g. video, audio, images) represents a major emerging form of scientific information
    • Multimedia presents special opportunities and challenges � lack of written transcripts, minimal metadata, scientific/technical/medical terminology, lengthy videos (>1 hour)

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    Access to Multimedia-based Science & Technology


    A Case Study for Enhanced Multimedia Search & Retrieval

    http://www.osti.gov/sciencecinema/

    • Partnership between OSTI and Microsoft Research.
    • Launched in February 2011; searches ~1,300 multimedia files.
    • Utilizes Microsoft Research Audio Video Indexing System (MAVIS).
    • Enables searching of digitized spoken content.
    • Users can search for precise term within video and be directed to the exact point in the video where the term was spoken.


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    ScienceCinema website

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    Access to Multimedia-based Science & Technology


    Integration of Multimedia into WorldWideScience.org represents:

    • First use of MAVIS audio indexing technology in a federated search environment.
    • Ability to search ScienceCinema (U.S. DOE/OSTI) plus multimedia content from CERN, NLM, others.
    • Vastly improved access to these forms of scientific and technical information.


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    Demonstration of Multimedia Searching in WorldWideScience.org


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    What's Next for WorldWideScience.org?


    3. WorldWideScience.org Goes Mobile

    • Growth in smart phone capabilities, speed, and usage is phenomenal.
    • Majority of usage growth emanating from developing countries.
    • Mobile phones allow developing countries to "leapfrog" old technologies � serving to close the "digital divide."

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    WorldWideScience.org Goes Mobile


    Mobile WorldWideScience.org
    http://m.worldwidescience.org



    • Compatible with major brands of "smart phones" � iPhone, Android, Blackberry.
    • Provides access to over 80 scientific databases, many of which are not individually optimized for mobile web searching.

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    Demonstration of Mobile WWS.org


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    WorldWideScience.org: A Unique Combination of Technologies


    WorldWideScience.org's Unique Technologies �

    • Multilingual Translations of 10 languages
    • Multimedia Search and Retrieval of Speech Indexed Content
    • Federated Search in a Mobile Environment

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    WorldWideScience.org: A Unique Combination of Technologies


    WorldWideScience.org continues to:

    • Open reservoirs of under-utilized scientific knowledge.
    • Provide equal access to science for anyone on the Internet � including mobile users.
    • Promote scientific collaboration, participation, and transparency.


    And Accelerate Scientific Discovery!

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    WorldWideScienceAlliance


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    Translations powered by Microsoft® Translator

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