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Published on March 10, 2008

Author: orthonet

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Orthopaedic Web Links The Gateway to the Orthopaedic Internet Christian Veillette M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Shoulder & Elbow Reconstructive Surgery Toronto Western Hospital University Health Network Email: orthonet@gmail.com

Objectives Describe the growing problem with general search engines Describe vertical search engines Provide an overview of Orthopaedic Web Links Learn how to contribute to OWL Directory Learn how to contribute to OWL Web Learn how to create/share resource collections

Describe the growing problem with general search engines

Describe vertical search engines

Provide an overview of Orthopaedic Web Links

Learn how to contribute to OWL Directory

Learn how to contribute to OWL Web

Learn how to create/share resource collections

Growing Problem Web has plenty of useful resources Dynamic, unstructured nature makes them difficult to locate Number of Web pages exceeds 20 billion General search engines cannot maintain comprehensive, up-to-date search indexes Web growth  Information overload in query results General search engine generates thousands of hits, many irrelevant to the user query

Web has plenty of useful resources

Dynamic, unstructured nature makes them difficult to locate

Number of Web pages exceeds 20 billion

General search engines cannot maintain comprehensive, up-to-date search indexes

Web growth  Information overload in query results

General search engine generates thousands of hits, many irrelevant to the user query

Growing Problem ~80 percent of American Internet users search the Web for health information 95 million Americans > 70% did not find what they wanted or did not know what to believe  Jupiter Research - Aug 2006

~80 percent of American Internet users search the Web for health information

95 million Americans

> 70% did not find what they wanted or did not know what to believe 

Jupiter Research - Aug 2006

Growing Problem Most Internet users start at a general search engine when researching health & medical advice online Check the source and date of online health information: 15% - “always” 10% - “most of the time” 75% - “only sometimes” “hardly ever” or “never” 85 million Americans gather health advice online without consistently examining the quality indicators of the information they find Pew Internet Oct 2006 http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/190/report_display.asp

Most Internet users start at a general search engine when researching health & medical advice online

Check the source and date of online health information:

15% - “always”

10% - “most of the time”

75% - “only sometimes” “hardly ever” or “never”

85 million Americans gather health advice online without consistently examining the quality indicators of the information they find

Pew Internet Oct 2006

http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/190/report_display.asp

Vertical Search Engines (VSE) Vertical search engines solve part of the problem Specialized search technologies that focus on narrow niches Engines that search only narrow niche of Web are more convenient & effective for the user Face the challenge of collecting set of relevant, high-quality pages from Web Demand for high-quality pages is generally more important in vertical search engines

Vertical search engines solve part of the problem

Specialized search technologies that focus on narrow niches

Engines that search only narrow niche of Web are more convenient & effective for the user

Face the challenge of collecting set of relevant, high-quality pages from Web

Demand for high-quality pages is generally more important in vertical search engines

Healia – Health VSE Goto http://www.healia.com

Goto http://www.healia.com

What is OWL? Vertical search engine for orthopedics 3 main technologies Directory MetaSearch Web OWL Directory and Web consists of user or editor contributed resources Each resource undergoes validation by OWL Editors

Vertical search engine for orthopedics

3 main technologies

Directory

MetaSearch

Web

OWL Directory and Web consists of user or editor contributed resources

Each resource undergoes validation by OWL Editors

Original OWL – July 1997

OWL Today Jan 2006-2007 – 1,093,926 unique visitors

Jan 2006-2007 – 1,093,926 unique visitors

Daily Reach (Alexa.com)

Getting Started with OWL Goto http:// www.orthopaedicweblinks.com A B C D E

Goto http:// www.orthopaedicweblinks.com

Create an OWL Account Click Login/Register at bottom of Members Area Create your new account by clicking here

Click Login/Register at bottom of Members Area

Create an OWL Account Fields marked with a “ * ” must be completed

Create an OWL Account Once you’ve created your account you will be sent an email from OWL to verify your account. The email you receive will be similar to this: Click on this link to activate your OWL Account

Login to OWL Once you have activated your account you will automatically be logged into your OWL Account

Once you have activated your account you will automatically be logged into your OWL Account

Add Resource to OWL Directory-Step 1 Select the Directory tab in top navigation Browse to category where you would like to add new resource Orthopedics > Universities and Academic Centres > USA > Minnesota

Select the Directory tab in top navigation

Browse to category where you would like to add new resource Orthopedics > Universities and Academic Centres > USA > Minnesota

Add Resource to OWL Directory-Step 2 Select Add Resource in the Members area

Select Add Resource in the Members area

Add Resource to OWL Directory-Step 3 Complete the OWL submission form

Complete the OWL submission form

Add Resource to OWL Directory-Step 5 Optional Paid or Free listing

Add Resource to OWL Directory Review/Validation In Progress Submitted resource will be reviewed by OWL Editors within 5-7 days

Submitted resource will be reviewed by OWL Editors within 5-7 days

More OWL Directory Features OWL Community encouraged to: Review resources Rate resources Create and share collections of OWL resources

OWL Community encouraged to:

Review resources

Rate resources

Create and share collections of OWL resources

Contribute to OWL Web Custom search engine that indexes entire web sites or specific web pages submitted to OWL Directory Uses Google Co-op technology Goto http:// www.orthopaedicweblinks.com/websearch.html Select “Web” tab in top navigation menu to use OWL Web Search To contribute to OWL Web click on “Volunteer”

Custom search engine that indexes entire web sites or specific web pages submitted to OWL Directory

Uses Google Co-op technology

Goto http:// www.orthopaedicweblinks.com/websearch.html

Create a Google Account Create your new account by clicking here OR If you already have a Google Account Sign in to Google Co-op

Create a Google Account Once you’ve created your account you will be sent an email from Google to verify your account. The email you receive will be similar to this: Click on this link to activate your Google Account

Confirm to be Contributor Once your account is activated you will need to confirm that you are volunteering to be a contributor for OWL Web Search Confirm that you are volunteering to be a contributor for OWL Web Search

Once your account is activated you will need to confirm that you are volunteering to be a contributor for OWL Web Search

Approval Request Sent to OWL

Login to OWL Web Once your account has been approved use the “Sign in” link from OWL Web

Once your account has been approved use the “Sign in” link from OWL Web

Contribute to OWL Web-Step 1 Goto My Account

Goto My Account

Contribute to OWL Web-Step 2 Select My Search Engines

Select My Search Engines

Contribute to OWL Web-Step 3 Select “control panel” from Search engines I’m contributing to area highlighted below

Select “control panel” from Search engines I’m contributing to area highlighted below

Contribute to OWL Web-Step 4 Control panel shows a list of sites included or excluded by you or other contributors To add sites to OWL Web index click on the Add Sites button

Control panel shows a list of sites included or excluded by you or other contributors

Contribute to OWL Web-Step 5 Enter in URL for single site or select “Include sites in bulk” to enter multiple URLs Enter in URL for inclusion

Enter in URL for single site or select “Include sites in bulk” to enter multiple URLs

OCOSH Classification O rthogate C lassification of O rthopaedic S ubject H eadings Based on expanded MeSH terminology Current OWL database undergoing conversion to OCOSH

O rthogate C lassification of O rthopaedic S ubject H eadings

Based on expanded MeSH terminology

Current OWL database undergoing conversion to OCOSH

Summary OWL is a vertical search engine specific for orthopedics 3 main technologies bundled into one OWL Directory OWL Web OWL MetaSearch Editor validation of user contributions Starting point for more trusted & reliable orthopedic resources

OWL is a vertical search engine specific for orthopedics

3 main technologies bundled into one

OWL Directory

OWL Web

OWL MetaSearch

Editor validation of user contributions

Starting point for more trusted & reliable orthopedic resources

Thank you The Orthopaedic Internet: A Collaborative Resource

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