Updated QueryBlast – Multiple Database Parallel Search
Introducing an upgraded “QueryBlast -Multiple Database Parallel Search” from Search Real Fast.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: LOG into Search Real Fast and Launch MULTIPLE DATABASE PARALLEL SEARCH:
After logging into Search Real Fast, the Multiple Database Parallel Search (MDPS), launch screen will appear in your Search Real Fast browser window. To get a project started you just:
- Type in a Project name. Activity logs are kept for each project allowing you to be working on multiple search projects at one time.
- Then type in or paste text with four or more search terms or upload a file. I posted “Advances made in constructing a carbon fiber plastic composite fuel tank for farm tractors.”
TO SEE your Case Logs in the previous SRF Classis Single Seach Site version, JUST click the BACK TO SRF CLASSIC button.
Step 2: Launch the Multiple Database Parallel Search Application:Next, click the “ Launch SRF to Extract & Display Keywords” button to launch the Multiple Database Parallel Search application screen in a separate browser window. In this window, you see the Suggested keyword selection screen will appear with all the important words in the input text listed and ranked. By default, the first five of these keywords are initially selected as seen in this screenshot:
In the above screenshot, you see all of the databases in my Active Project Search Sites ready for simultaneous query by clicking the “Submit All Queries” button.
TO CHANGE DATABASES: You may add new targeted databases to your Active Project Search Site list by using the “Add Search Site” button above the “Submit All Queries” button in the upper right of the Active Project Search Sites display. When you click the “Add Search Site” button, the following pop-up Search Site Library selection screen will appear. Note in this example that only five of the My Favorites were initially selected:When you click the “Add Search Site” button, the following pop-up Search Site Library selection screen will appear. Note in this example that only five of the My Favorites were initially selected:
This Search Site Library screen shows three tabs to select/add/activate/remove databases for your Project:
- My Favorites tab selects the initial Active Search Sites when you launch a new Project. Clicking on an Add/Active button adds or removes that site from the Active Project search Site list.
- WPI or your Group Name tab shows a subset of our whole search site collection and any special sites for your group (not available to individual/non-group subscribers.)
- Public Sites tab show all our Public Search Sites organized into Fields of Study.
Step 3: Validate/select your keywords for simultaneous queries to the Active Project Search Sites:
As shown above, the initial Suggested Keywords screen after launching a Project will show the first five keywords selected. You may edit the keyword list in many ways. For example, I combined carbon and fiber into a quoted phrase “carbon fiber” and selected that term. On the line with plastic, I added the synonym “composite” and selected both terms in that row while NOT SELECTING the single keyword “composite.”
Search Real Fast automatically builds the query string for each database in the Active Project Search Sites list!
For Google, this results in the following complex query term string:
- advances farm constructing [plastic OR composite] “carbon fiber” fuel tractors
Similar keyword strings are created according to the query syntax for each of your selected Active Project Search Sites.
Step 4: Send simultaneous queries to all Search Sites by clicking the “Submit All Queries” button:
Clicking the Submit All Queries button automatically builds a correct URL message query to each of the Active Project Search Sites. The search query results from each Search Site is displayed in separate browser tabs as shown in the next screenshot:
Please note that if you have a pop-up blocker enabled, Search Real Fast will display a warning message with instructions on how to make a “white list” entry into your particular browser to enable our application to open the multiple search site results tabs. Otherwise, you will only get a single results tab!
Step 5: Examine each result tab to determine which databases are delivering relevant results:
Each returned search tab shows you that database’s search site results for your review. You should open each tab to see if it is a database worthy of continued research.
If a database tab shows few results on the first page OR the results are not what you are looking to find, then this search site is NOT going to be useful for your research. Remove it from future queries. In this example parallel search, neither of the two USPTO sites returned any results, while the other three all returned multiple results!
When you have identified a few useful search sites, you may do more research by selecting different or more complex keyword terms and clicking “Submit all Queries” again.
The following URLs open the each results tab in this search parallel search example.
Click on the image to see the full search results screens as they appear when you click the link. Any new results will be included when the link is clicked.
Google Patents original version: