General

Does Semantic Scholar include publications in other languages than English?

We currently only support publications published in English, but we are open to considering other languages. If there’s a specific language you would like us to support, please .

What’s the advantage of using Semantic Scholar instead of Google Scholar, PubMed or other academic searches?

Semantic Scholar helps researchers find better academic publications faster. Our engine analyzes publications and extracts important features using machine learning techniques. The resulting influential citations, images and key phrases allow our engine to “cut through the clutter” and give you results that are more relevant and impactful to your work.

Will Semantic Scholar be available as a mobile application?

We currently do not have a smartphone app, but SemanticScholar.org is designed to be easily accessed on both desktop and mobile devices. Please if you have any issues accessing the website.

How do I send feedback regarding my Semantic Scholar experience?

Click the question mark in the top right of the page. You should now see a menu with an option to "Send Feedback." Click this option and submit the resulting form to send your feedback our way. We read every single piece of feedback we receive.

Does Semantic Scholar share its data for research?

Semantic Scholar is committed to supporting high-impact research and engineering by providing universities and organizations access to our data. Please to ask about how we can provide your team with data to support your research.

Content

How many articles does Semantic Scholar currently index?

We have millions of articles in our index and continually add more. We use a variety of carefully tuned mechanisms to make sure we only index high-quality publications.

If a valuable publication appears to be missing from our index or a result seems to be low-quality or irrelevant, please
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What types of content do you include in Semantic Scholar?

Our current corpus is limited to research publications related to computer science and neuroscience. We plan to expand to new academic domains this year. To receive email updates about improvements to Semantic Scholar, sign up to receive our newsletter.

Do you provide articles that are behind paywalls?

We have some articles that are only available behind paywalls, but the data we have for those articles is limited. We plan to expand our coverage and quality of paywalled content in the future. If you are a publisher that would like to see your content in Semantic Scholar, please .

What is a survey/review and how do you determine that a publication is an overview?

Surveys and reviews are publications that provide a survey or high-level explanation of a field or topic. Our system utilizes a series of heuristics to determine if a publication is classified as an overview by analyzing the document’s content and wording. If you have a correction or an addition for overviews, please .

How does Semantic Scholar estimate citation counts?

Semantic Scholar estimates the number of citations for each publication based on the data in its corpus of several million publications. At times, our corpus omits obscure publications, publications from outside of Computer Science, etc. As a result, the number of citations per publication (and per author) shown is based on a statistical model that computes a range for the “true” number of citations.

What are Highly Influential Citations?

Semantic Scholar identifies citations where the cited publication has a significant impact on the citing publication, making it easier to understand how publications build upon and relate to each other. Influential citations are determined utilizing a machine-learned model analyzing a number of factors including the number of citations to a publication, and the surrounding context for each citation. You can read more about our approach in “Identifying Meaningful Citations”.

What is the Author Influence Score?

The influence score measures the impact of one author’s publications on another author’s work. The number is relative to the author whose profile is currently being viewed. The score is based on a weighted combination of citations and Highly Influential Citations.

What is Citation Velocity?

Citation Velocity is a weighted average of the publication’s citations for the last 3 years (or fewer for publications published in the last year or two), indicating how popular and lasting the publication is. This calculation is based off of estimated citation counts derived by Semantic Scholar. You can read more about this here.

What is Citation Acceleration?

Citation acceleration measures the change in a publication’s citation velocity over time, indicating whether the number of citations for a publication is increasing or decreasing. We divide the change in citation velocity over the last two years to calculate citation acceleration. You can read more about this here.

What’s your ranking function?

We use a relevance function for ranking that takes into account many different aspects of the query and the publication details to provide the most relevant results. You can sort your search results by selecting between the “relevancy” and “recency” options in the dropdown menu in the upper-right on the search results page.

How do you extract key phrases for publications?

We use machine language techniques to analyze publications and extract phrases that balance diversity, relevance and coverage relative to our corpus.

Is there a publicly accessible API?

Yes, you can find it here.

We also provide access to a subset of the corpus as a single artifact at http://labs.semanticscholar.org/corpus/.

How do I cite publications that I find on Semantic Scholar?

Click the ”Cite” button under the title and authors listed on the search result. A pop-up will offer you the option of a citation in BibTex, EndNote, MLA, APA or Chicago format. If there’s a citation format you’d like that we don’t offer, please .

Search

How do I add publications to my reading list?

Click the “Save” button underneath the title and authors listed for each article to add publications to your reading list. This allows you to visit the site later and read the publication when you are signed into Semantic Scholar.

How do I remove articles from my reading list?

There are two ways to remove articles from your reading list:
  1. On the article’s page, click the “Remove” button underneath the title and authors of each article.
  2. In your Reading List, click the “X” button next to the title to remove it from the list.

Will articles stay in my reading list, even when I sign out of Semantic Scholar?

Yes. Articles will remain in your list until you remove them.

My reading list articles seem to have disappeared. What happened and how do I fix it?

Semantic Scholar allows you to login and create reading lists with three authentication providers: Google, Facebook and Twitter. We currently do not merge different authentication providers into a single account. Therefore, if you originally created a reading list while logged in with one authentication provider (i.e. Google), you may not see your reading list when you log in with a different authentication provider (i.e., Facebook or Twitter).

To fix this, sign in to Semantic Scholar with the same authentication provider each time.

If you still cannot see your reading list, please
and we’ll address the problem.

Can I export my reading list?

No. Your reading list is currently not exportable or sharable. If this is a feature you want to have on Semantic Scholar, please .

Do you deliver alerts when an article is added that meets my search criteria?

No. We currently don’t offer alerts, but if you are interested in this feature, please .

Can I see all of the publications you have that I’ve published?

Yes. To find your publications, search for your name on Semantic Scholar and the results will include a list of articles associated with your name. If you have a name that is shared by another author, we do make attempts to disambiguate your work. If you see a mistake in our disambiguation, please .

Do search terms and names need to be capitalized?

No. Our search engine is not case sensitive.

Does Semantic Scholar recognize abbreviations and acronyms? (i.e., KDD versus knowledge discovery and data mining)

We do some query expansion for author names, but otherwise we do not expand abbreviations and acronyms. For accurate results, please provide full keywords.

Corrections

How do I add my publications to Semantic Scholar?

If you are an author that would like to see your content in Semantic Scholar, please .

My citation counts appear incorrect. How can I report this error and how can it be resolved?

Our citation count is weighted towards relevant articles in the index. If you are an author that would like to see more of your content in Semantic Scholar, .

I’ve noticed an error in the metadata provided for my articles. How do I correct it?

If you see a problem with our publication metadata, please and we’ll work to fix the problem.