Leveraging Wikipedia to Create a Comprehensive Science & Technology Encyclopedia

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85088
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $749,694.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
301 North Guadalupe, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
DUNS: 112224766
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Abe Lederman
 (505) 820-0301
Business Contact
 Abe Lederman
Title: Dr.
Phone: (505) 820-0301
Email: abe@deepwebtech.com
Research Institution
The Department of Energy, particularly through the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), provides access to high quality scientific and technical content to scientists, researchers, and the public through a number of science portals. Despite this service, thousands of additional information sources are hard to identify and access; yet, the availability of such sources would lead to an acceleration of scientific discovery. This project will develop a software application aimed at building a large clearinghouse or repository of detailed information about science sources. This repository will enable quick identification and access to the most comprehensive list of scientific information sources anywhere. Phase I built a set of capabilities that support the easy integration of complementary content into search results and demonstrated the feasibility of building a large-scale clearinghouse and repository of science sources. Phase II will build a repository that will enable the science community to query and find the most relevant information sources available anywhere. In addition to containing detailed metadata about each information source, the repository also will contain performance and rating information about each source. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should enable the search of thousands of information sources simultaneously, paving the way for the creation of a marketplace for information sources. This marketplace would greatly extend the volume of quality science available to researchers and the public.

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