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.
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)
American Chemical Society 19%
American Physical Society 18%
American Institute of Physics 8%
Institute of Physics 7%
Source: 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
The Global Science Gateway
History and Collaboration
*International Council for Scientific and Technical Information
WorldWideScience.org searches the 'deep web'
The Global Science Gateway
"Databases Participating in WorldWideScience.org"
Cornell University Library
Directory of Open Access Journals
Basic Search Demo
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.
Translating ten languages, with potential for more
Play Demonstration of WorldWideScience.org Translations (opens new window)
Access to Multimedia-based Science & Technology
A Case Study for Enhanced Multimedia Search & Retrieval
Multimedia Search Demo
Play Demonstration of WorldWideScience.org Multimedia Search (opens new window)
What's next for WorldWideScience.org?
Contact WWS.org Operating Agent:
Brian Hitson, email@example.com
Lorrie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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