SPIE Digital Library
On August 22, 2012 the all-new SPIE Digital Library relaunched on Silverchair’s natively semantic platform, SCM6. Together, Silverchair and SPIE created the most robust taxonomy and tagging system available for optics and photonics. With this powerful technology comes a complete over-haul of SPIE’s journals, books, and proceedings websites.
KEY FEATURES OF THE SPIE DIGITAL LIBRARY
SPIE author profiles
While browsing through SPIE publications, users can gain a quick overview of the publication record, society activities and accomplishments of authors.
Integrated Conference Proceedings
Users gain access to over 350 proceedings annually, reporting on state of the art and cutting-edge technology advancements, frequently long before they are captured in archival journals.
The SPIE Digital Library offers an intuitive interface to all resources and functionality including dynamic content relationships, best-answer semantic search, and drag-and-drop site personalization functionality, saving users valuable time.
Content in Context
The semantic architecture of Silverchair’s SCM6 platform enables the surfacing of highly relevant articles and other resources from across the SPIE Digital Library. Semantic fingerprinting identifies content relationships and presents them in an easy-to-navigate interface that updates continuously as new content is published.
Silverchair's semantic search provides better results by normalizing synonyms, alternate spellings, acronyms, and jargon and by connecting closely related concepts. For example, when searching "PDT" (a common abbreviation for Photodynamic Therapy) using our semantic search, we were able to retrieve highly relevant results as many pertain directly to Photodynamic Therapy but do not use the acronym "PDT."