“The #FreeWebSearch Day on 29 September reminds us that open access to online resources is a key factor for freedom of information and democracy. It draws attention to this issue worldwide and bundles participatory actions and invites especially the Open Web Search Community to take action” says Christine Plote, co-fouder and member of the board […]
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Austrian broadcaster ORF reported in his radio program „Ö1 Digital.Leben“on our European OpenWebSearch.eu initiative and the EU project and called the movement “Search Engine Rebels”. The two interviewed are Alexander Nussbaumer from TU Graz and Stefan Voigt from Open Search Foundation/DLR. Here is the radio piece (German): https://sound.orf.at/collection/1170/34867/eine-suchmaschine-fur-europa
A quick read yet thorough overview of the possibilities, technical aspects and principles of an Open Web Index The OpenWebSearch.Eu consortium published an opinion paper on “The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)” about the impact and development of an Open Web Index. The 23-strong author team explains the challenges and […]
Niederösterreichische Nachrichten | 24 August 2022 “Google, Microsoft Bing, Baidu,Yandex – the search for information on the internet is dominated by only a few private providers. With the support of the EU’s Horizon Europe funding programme, a European alternative to the market-dominating providers is to be developed. 14 research and computing centres in Europe are […]
Article on AlphaGalileo (paywall): https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/224269?returnurl=https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/224269
Kronenzeitung | 24 August 2022 “Google, Microsoft Bing, Baidu, Yandex – the search for information on the internet is dominated by a few private providers. Google in particular has a near-monopoly with more than 87 per cent market share on smartphones. With the support of the EU’s Horizon Europe funding programme, a European alternative to […]
Scientias | 20 August 2022 “An alternative to Google, without the annoying ads and while maintaining privacy, it is something we all want but do not think possible. Or is it perhaps possible? European research centers are going to make a joint attempt.” Article with an interview of Arjen de Vries. Read the full article […]
“Over the next three years, more than 75 scientists will be researching the core of a European Open Web Index (OWI) as the basis for a new web search in Europe. The aim of the programme is to push back the dominance of non-European internet corporations, such as Google or Microsoft. The project is funded […]
Interview with Dr. Martin Potthast from University Leipzig on the importance of the research project OpenWebSearch.eu Read the interview (German) at: https://www.uni-leipzig.de/newsdetail/artikel/leipziger-informatik-forscht-am-openwebsearcheu-2022-07-29
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The project OpenWebSearch.EU has received funding from the European Union's Horizon research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101070014.