EBSCO Discovery Search Technology

(N) In discovery services with billions of records, precision is critical for the kind of search that I like to do

(P1) and I like to do

(P2) and me too.

(N) See here’s the thing, your library caters to a variety
of users at different research levels

And with different search intents. Making
sure your search technology can match

their expectation is critical, not just
for us connecting with the right

information but for your library, its
usage and its value.

Easier said than done right, and that’s why you need to
find a discovery service that gives

options for users to tailor their search
for their research intent, leveraging

high-quality subject indexes for nearly
any area of study and users’ natural

Language to add precision in a search.
Mapping synonyms on the back end allows

a user to search on one word but also
receive results that include different

Words which share the meaning. This is
called enhanced subject precision.

(P1) Search success!

(N) Right but what if we took that
search success one step further by

mapping the natural language of the user
so no matter what words a user searches

the discovery platform will retrieve all
contents that include the user’s

natural term and its equivalent
subjects, saving the users time and

Frustration with subject searches.

(P1) how does this help me?

(N) A discovery service that leverages enhanced subject precision along with a semantic data

a structure like a knowledge graph expands a library users search and delivers the

most relevant results anytime they
search.

(P2) Can you explain this in natural language for me?

(N) Sure!
Say you enter the search phrase “vitamin C.”

An evolved discovery system will
retrieve relevant results on that string

of letters or keyword, but it is also
smart enough to deliver results on ascorbic acid.

(P1) So this discovery service is helping me learn while I search to get?

(N) Exactly!

(P1) This is going to up my
research game!

(P2) For sure!

(N) and this type of search technology is found in EBSCO Discovery Service

Want to learn more about our evolving
search technology?

Visit ebsco.com or call us to learn more.

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