“Europe builds its own internet search engine” | OI Canadian

OI Canadian | 21 September 2022

“The OpenWebSearch.EU project is working on a European alternative to Google in the field of online search To foster an open and human-centric search engine market”

Read the full article at OI Canadian:
https://oicanadian.com/the-openwebsearch-eu-project-is-working-on-a-european-alternative-to-google-in-the-field-of-online-search-to-foster-an-open-and-human-centric-search-engine-market/

“Europe builds its own internet search engine” | Tiroler Tageszeitung

Tiroler Tageszeitung | 28 August 2022

“The European answer to Google and Co. should be more open and at the same time better protect privacy. Austrian researchers are also involved.
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 working on the large-scale project – from Austria, the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at TU Graz is involved, the university announced.”

Read the full article at Tiroler Tageszeitung (German):
https://www.tt.com/artikel/30830068/europa-bastelt-sich-seine-eigene-internet-suchmaschine

“EU researchers want to revolutionise search on the internet” | Niederösterreichische Nachrichten

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 working on the large-scale project – from Austria, the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at TU Graz is involved, the university announced on Wednesday …”

Read full article “” (German): https://www.noen.at/in-ausland/suchmaschinen-eu-forscher-wollen-suche-im-internet-revolutionieren-deutschland-forschung-online-medien-software-steiermark-333598881

“Searching the Internet – European researchers want to break Google monopoly” | Kronenzeitung

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 these market-dominating providers is now to be developed. Fourteen research and computing centres in Europe are working on the large-scale project – the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at Graz University of Technology is involved from Austria.”

Read the full article “Suche im Internet Europäische Forscher wollen Google-Monopol brechen” (German):
https://www.krone.at/2791083

More privacy, fewer ads: European universities join hands for alternative search engine | Scientias

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 at Scientias (Dutch):
https://scientias.nl/meer-privacy-minder-advertenties-europese-universiteiten-slaan-handen-ineen-voor-alternatieve-zoekmachine/

“Shaping the web search of the future” | IDW – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

IDW – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft | 28 July 2022

“Shaping the web search of the future: Weimar computer science is part of the large-scale project “OpenWebSearch.EU”.

“Für das Projekt »OpenWebSearch.EU« wird die Webis-Gruppe um Prof. Dr. Benno Stein, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Prof. Dr. Martin Potthast, Universität Leipzig, und Prof. Matthias Hagen, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, mit elf weiteren renommierten europäischen Forschungszentren zusammenarbeiten, um eine offene europäische Infrastruktur für die Websuche zu entwickeln. Das Projekt soll einen Beitrag zur digitalen Souveränität Europas leisten und einen offenen, menschenzentrierten Suchmaschinenmarkt fördern. Finanziert wird das Vorhaben durch »Horizon Europe«, dem Rahmenprogramm für Forschung und Innovation der Europäischen Kommission, mit 8,5 Millionen Euro.”

 

Full article here: https://idw-online.de/de/news799128

“An open web search is the key to a free and diverse society.” Interview with Dr. Martin Potthast

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