Jill Hurst-Wahl of Digitization 101, yesterday published a list of blogs and presentations related to federated search. Here is Jill’s blog list:

I’ll add two blogs to her list:

  • AltSearchEngines focuses on “expand[ing] coverage of search engines to include the hundreds of alternative / niche search engines.” While not specifically focused on federated search, AltSearchEngines does cover federated search and metasearch engines.
  • Deep Web Research Marcus Zillman’s blog “for monitoring deep web research resources and sites on the Internet.” This blog also does not focus on federated search but the link between deep web resources and federated search engines is an intimate one.

Beyond blogs, Jill lists some excellent presentations. In July I reviewed 21 outstanding federated search presentations. I also maintain a list of resources that includes Wikipedia definitions, checklists, web-sites, presentations, videos, tutorials, and more. And, there are a number of posts in this blog’s resources category.

Finally, Jill mentions her Federated Search Report and Tool Kit, which I reviewed favorably last month.

Between Jill’s resource list and mine, if you’re new to federated search or if you’re wanting to deepen your understanding of the technology, you have plenty of bedtime reading material to enjoy in the coming year.

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4 Responses so far to "Jill Hurst-Wahl on federated search resources"

  1. 1 Daniel Tunkelang
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:54 pm  

    Given your interest in blogs that cover the search space, I thought you might be interested in mine, The Noisy Channel.

    I talk about more than search, a search for “search” should give you a sense of my take on the search space:


    Full disclosure: I’m the Chief Scientist of Endeca, which obviously has an interest in this space. But this is my personal blog.

  2. 2 Sol
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:08 pm  


    I’ll take a look at your blog. Thank you. I’m very interested in what Endeca is doing, especially in what customers of federated search might want to know about Endeca.

    I have mentioned Endeca several times in the blog, the biggest reference is here:


    I’ll contact you off-blog to further a conversation.

  3. 3 Matthew Theobald
    December 31st, 2008 at 2:58 pm  

    The bet from the folks at ISEN tomorrow and beyond. Hope to be serving the federated search industry in the New Year.

  4. 4 Charles Knight
    January 4th, 2009 at 10:53 am  

    Thanks for pointing out AltSearchEngines.com. We invite your readers to stop by for a look at, “the most wonderful search engines you’ve never seen!”

    Charles Knight, editor

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