How it works
About our rankings
Search engines like Google or Bing do not differentiate between different types of websites, they use the same relevance criteria for all of them regardless of the type of information.
At Linknovate, we focus on showing relevance to companies and researchers, so our users can find in seconds the same and more information that would take hours to find in a traditional search engine.
Also, we use machine learning and natural language processing to identify the organizations behind the document that matches the user's query and we can aggregate the results in a unique way to show which are the relevant players in an area or topic.
This are the relevant factors that we use in our ranking algorithm.
  • We take into consideration the number of keyword repetitions in the textual content of the documents.
  • Linknovate ranking is specially designed for the industry and applied R&D and we know that one of the most important factors is the newness of a document.
  • Other factor is the distance between the user's search keywords. We know... this is easy to understand with an example. If the user search has 2 words and they appear together, this document will receive a higher score that other documents that contain the same words but they appear in opposite places of the text.
  • Once we set the score of each document that matches the user search, we aggregate the scores of all documents retrieved for each organization behind them and we figure the final ranking.
Data Sources - Linknovate Data
At Linknovate we prefer to focus on up-to-date data, we are expanding coverage and regular updating our database to bring the most value to our users: companies, R&D managers, technology scouters, and researchers in general.
We currently have more than 19,5M documents indexed and 2,3M organization profiles and counting. We are building the biggest research database. We are doing that by focusing on:
Conferences
More than 15,000 Conferences covered via their Proceedings or Presentations.
Publications
We index data from more than 30,000 scientific journals.
Patents
Coverage of patent applications from USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), focusing on inventions from businesses.
Trademarks
Coverage from USPTO. Product trademarks for intellectual property identification.
Grants
European Grants (From FP6 until today with H2020), US Grants (SBIR/STTR, NSF, Dept of Energy, Dept of Defense, etc), National (UK, Holland, Austria, and more to come).
News
Coverage of news from magazines, news outlets, market reports, etc (More to come during late 2016).
Web Monitoring
Just like Google we are able to monitor the web. We do it for hundreds of thousands of companies and organizations that we identify as innovative and relevant.
Search operators
You can use search operators and other punctuation to get more specific search results. Except for the examples below, Linknovate Search ignores punctuation.
Symbol How to use it
- When you use a dash before a word it excludes documents with that info from your results. This is useful for words with multiple meanings, for excluding topics that you already know or that you are not interested about. Examples: biometric sensors -eyes
" When you put a phrase in quotes, the results will only include documents with the same words in the same order as the ones inside the quotes and without any word between them. Use this if you're looking for an exact match of words. Examples: "recommender systems"
Maybe you are asking yourself about the AND and OR operators. We want to make our website accessible to anyone, so we have discarded the use of the punctuation of this logical operators and we have developed an interface to help people without experience in search engines perform complex queries.
Imagine that you have searched biometric sensor. We will show you all documents that contain both words.
Search example
Then you want to expand your original query to show also topics related to biosensors. We will show you all documents that contain biometric sensor or biosensor.
Search example
After looking at the results you want to refine your previous search to topics related to eyes. We will show you the documents that contain biometric sensor or biosensor, and from those documents, we will exclude those that doesn't contain eyes.
Search example
Something got your attention and now you are interested in sensors related to eyes and face. We will show you the documents that contain biometric sensor or biosensor, and from those documents we will exclude those that doesn't contain eyes or face.
Search example
So simple as that.
Do you want to know how we compute the score for each document? Check out our ranking section.