Our platform architecture helps users quickly and easily surface relevant search results.
Consistency Across Platforms
EBSCO’s platform architecture provides users with a consistent search experience across all products and interfaces. Our architecture consists of the following layers:
- Content: Content comes in a variety of formats and from a multitude of sources including full-text databases, subject indexes, e-books or an institution’s catalogs and institutional repositories.
- Search and link processing: This layer includes logic applied to metadata normalization, indexing and linking, relevance, value ranking algorithm and query parsing technology.
- Customization: This is where we apply extensive customization options for libraries to specify searching methods, linking, profile configurations, branding and more. The platform is highly extensible through APIs and web services.
- User interface (UI): Through the UI, end users access the most relevant content. The UI can be readily customized to support the research needs of users at different levels.