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WorldWideScience.org Multilingual Search of
Chemistry and Other Sciences
ACS National Meeting
WorldWideScience.org Multilingual Search of Chemistry and Other Sciences
ACS National Meeting
Brian A. Hitson, Associate Director
Office of Scientific & Technical Information
U.S. Department of Energy
What Is OSTI?
OSTI is a program within DOE’s Office of Science, with a corporate responsibility for ensuring access to DOE R&D results.
• Public access to unclassified, unlimited
• Restricted access to classified and sensitive
Energy Policy Act of 2005
"The Secretary, through the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, shall maintain within the Department publicly available collections of scientific and technical information resulting from research, development, demonstration, and commercial applications activities supported by the Department."
"…the Department's role as a source of information…is unique and indispensable in the advancement of energy technologies."*
-- from Quadrennial Technology Review press release
"Our success should be measured not when a project is completed or an experiment concluded, but when scientific and technical information is disseminated…"
-- from 2011 Department of Energy Strategic Plan
DOE-Affiliated Articles by Publisher (2007-2012)Elsevier 21%
American Chemical Society 19%
American Physical Society 18%
American Institute of Physics 8%
Institute of Physics 7%
Sourece: Web of Science
For specific document or media types
DOE Data Explorer
DOE Green Energy
DOE R&D Accomplishments
Science Conference Proceedings
Energy Citation Database
Aggregator Products – federated search
Science Accelerator - Integrates key DOE databases Covers a range of R&D results (reports, patents, citations, e-prints, etc.)
Science.gov - Integrates 12 U.S. federal science agencies Databases and websites offer over 200 million pages of science information
WorldWideScience.org - Integrates >70 nations
Provides over 400 million pages of science information from databases and portals worldwide; performs multilingual search across 10 languages; translation of English content for non-English speakers and non-English content for English speakers
WorldWideScience.org The Global Science Gateway
History and Collaboration
• 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)
*International Council for Scientific and Technical Information
WorldWideScience.org searches the 'deep web'
»Where science is hundreds of times larger than the “surface web”
»Generally not searchable by major search engines
WorldWideScience.org "Databases Participating in WorldWideScience.org"
Cornell University Library
Directory of Open Access Journals
Play Demonstration of WorldWideScience.org Basic Search (opens new window)
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 single language.
• WorldWideScience.org partnering with Microsoft® Translator enables true multilingual functionality.
Multilingual TranslationsTranslating ten languages, with potential for more
Arabic Chinese German Deutsch English Spanish Español French Français Japanese Korean Portuguese Português Russian
Play Demonstration of WorldWideScience.org Translations (opens new window)
Access to Multimedia-based Science & Technology
A Case Study for Enhanced Multimedia Search & Retrieval
• Partnership between OSTI and Microsoft Research.
• Launched in February 2011; searches ~1,800 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.
Play Demonstration of WorldWideScience.org Multimedia Search (opens new window)
What's next for WorldWideScience.org?
• Federated search of "big data"
• DNA Data Bank of Japan
• EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute
• ICSU World Data System
Contact WWS.org Operating Agent:
Brian Hitson, email@example.com
Lorrie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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