NYU-Poly Researchers Awarded DARPA Contract to Explore the Deep Web
- Rhea Kelly for Campus Technology February 25th, 2015
- Source: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/02/25/nyu-poly-researchers-awarded-darpa-contract-to-explore-the-deep-web.aspx?admgarea=news
Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering are developing methods to explore hard-to-find information on the Web — both on the surface and on the deep Web, the realm not indexed by standard commercial search engines.
Juliana Freire, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded $3.6 million by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of itsMemex program, a "three-year research effort to develop software that will enable domain-specific indexing of open, public Web content and domain-specific search capabilities." DARPA's initial goal with Memex is to fight human trafficking, by tracking criminals' use of the Web to attract customers.