BrightPlant search system digs deep for web data
Company to release completely new Deep Harvester version this month
10.13.2009 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 13, 2009 -- Deep web information harvester BrightPlanet and its vice president
of development are the subjects of a Search Wizards Speak interview with Stephen
E. Arnold, an expert in search, content processing, and text analytics.
The interview focuses on BrightPlanet's search, harvest, and OpenPlanet technology
and founder and chief technologist William Bushee. "As more information is being
published directly to the Web, or published only on the Web, it is becoming critical
that researchers and analysts have better ways of harvesting this content," Bushee
The company's products harvest, normalize, and store information drawn from
difficult to find and/or password- or query-locked resources on the Internet. Solutions
are offered in packages or as individual technology engines available for integration
into larger systems.
"The answer to a research project cannot be simply finding 5,000 raw documents,
no matter how good they are. Researchers are already overwhelmed with too many
links from Google and too much information in general," Bushee explained. "The
answer needs to be better harvested content (not search), better analytics, better
enrichment and better visualization of intelligence within the content. This is where
BrightPlanet’s OpenPlanet framework comes into play."
BrightPlanet's solutions, spearheaded by Bushee's 10 years of background in
search/harvesting/collection/ingest, offer the ability to harvest information from the
Deep Web and the OpenPlanet framework to add enrichment, storage and
visualization to harvested content.
As explained at brightplanet.com, Deep Web sites include most major news
archives as well as thousands of specialized sources. These sources typically
represent the best, most definitive content sources for their subject area. For
example, in the health sciences field