Microsoft Academic Search

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Microsoft Academic Search
Microsoft academic search logo.png
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Bibliographic database
Owner Microsoft

Microsoft Academic Search is a free public search engine for academic papers and literature, developed by Microsoft Research for the purpose of algorithms research in object-level vertical search,[1] data mining, entity linking, and data visualization.[2] Although largely functional, the service is not intended to be a production web site and may be taken offline in the future when the research goals of the project have been met.[3] According to a 2014 publication on arXiv, the service has not been updated since 2013 and seen a marked decline in the number of indexed documents since 2011.[4] The fact that this decline has not been reported on earlier indicates to the authors that the service was largely ignored by academics and bibliometricians alike.[4]

The database consists of the bibliographic information (metadata) for academic papers published in journals, conference proceedings, and the citations between them. As of February 2014, it has indexed over 39.9 million publications and 19.9 million authors.[5]

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  1. ^ "Microsoft Research News: Search Objective Gets a Refined Approach". Microsoft Research. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Microsoft Research Projects - Academic Search". Microsoft Research. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "About Microsoft Academic Search". Microsoft Research. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Empirical Evidences in Citation-Based Search Engines: Is Microsoft Academic Search dead?". arXiv. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Microsoft Academic Search dataset on Azure Marketplace". Microsoft Research. Retrieved February 20, 2014.