About Semantic Scholar

Helping scholars discover new insights

We are a team of researchers and engineers at the Allen Institute for AI building a better way to search and discover scientific knowledge.

Illustration: Papers being accelerated by Semantic Scholar
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Scholars Building For Scholars

Staying up-to-date with scientific literature is an increasingly pressing challenge for scholars.

Our mission is to accelerate scientific breakthroughs by using AI to help scholars locate and understand the right research, make important connections, and overcome information overload.

Our Research team studies information overload and develops AI tools to overcome it. And our Product and Engineering teams deliver these unique AI-driven features at scale to millions of scholars each month.

Semantic Scholar is and always will be open and free for all to use. In addition to the search and discovery tools available at semanticscholar.org, we provide the Semantic Scholar API and Open Research Corpus as free services to the research community.

AI For The Common Good

At AI2, our mission is to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering.

Semantic Scholar was launched in 2015 as a groundbreaking project at the Allen Institute for AI, a non-profit research institute founded in 2014 with the mission of conducting high-impact AI research and engineering in service of the common good. AI2 is the creation of Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a leading AI researcher.

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Latest News & Updates

S2AND: An Improved Author Disambiguation System for Semantic Scholar

S2AND: An Improved Author Disambiguation System for Semantic Scholar

The challenge of author name disambiguation is one of identity: given a set of all papers, who wrote which ones?

By Daniel King & Sergey Feldman, Applied Research Scientists
By Daniel King & Sergey Feldman, Applied Research Scientists
Conference Peer Review with the Semantic Scholar API

Conference Peer Review with the Semantic Scholar API

We are excited to release the first version of our new service specifically for peer review as part of the Semantic Scholar API.

By Rodney Kinney, Principal Engineer
By Rodney Kinney, Principal Engineer
SciA11y — improving the accessibility of scientific documents (2 of 2)

SciA11y — improving the accessibility of scientific documents (2 of 2)

Let’s dive deeper into some of the challenges faced by blind and low vision (BLV) readers in this domain, and introduce a system we created that attempts to address some of these challenges.

By Lucy Lu Wang, Post-doctoral Investigator
By Lucy Lu Wang, Post-doctoral Investigator