As users become more familiar with semantics-based queries, they can refine and filter their searches to streamline their results. “The librarians were asked to comment on the concept, look and functionality of the tool, one that is designed to go head-to-head with Google Scholar.”, The verdict, at least from Giustini’s perspective?

So Zotero currently reads the webpage (DOM) that GS returns for a query? The project aims to study the Microsoft Academic Graph, a scholarly citation database, by comparison with three competitors in the field: Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Microsoft Academic. One of those early testers of the service, Dean Giustini, a medical librarian at the University of British Columbia, also said that the service would be available Tuesday in a How to Assign Authorship & Contributorship, Fulfilling the Trust: 50 Years of Shaping Muslim Religious Life in Singapore, Encyclopedia Of Thermal Packaging, Set 3: Thermal Packaging Applications (A 3-volume Set), Theology and Science: From Genesis to Astrobiology, An Editor-in-Chief Shares His Insights on ‘Avoiding Ethical Issues in Academic Publishing’, An Editor-in-Chief’s Advice on ‘How to Avoid Desk Rejections of Your Manuscript’, Enago’s Author Workshop at Yonsei University for Korean Researchers, Author Outreach Program by Enago: A Big Hit amongst Latin American Academics and Research Professionals, structured and rich metadata, as with Scopus and Web of Science; and. Oh, you're just asking for a translator for MS Academic? In fact, the number of citations from Microsoft Academic was actually 12 percent higher than those of Google Scholar in the life sciences, but much lower than those of Google Scholar (by 69 percent) in the humanities. Microsoft’s citations were shown to be similar to those of Scopus (97 percent) and Web of Science (108 percent) but less than those queried using Google Scholar (only 59 percent).

The new Windows Live Academic Search You're misunderstanding — full-text search is the whole point of the Google Scholar lookup.

That's totally different. According to Microsoft’s Tiedt, the initial release of Windows Live Academia Search will allow users to search for academic content in three subject areas: physical hard sciences, electrical engineering and computer sciences. You are currently offline. Your email address will not be published. Many were also not aware that a string of words or a phrase could be used instead of a one- or two-word query.

Windows Live Academic Search is expected to give users the ability to view an abstract for an academic article in a search preview pane and also view the complete article, as long as it is not being hosted on a Web site that requires a subscription or is restricted-access. That's how Zotero finds metadata from PDFs when there aren't DOIs or ISBNs (which use different services). According to Sven E. Hug and Martin P. Brändle in their recent blog, “Microsoft Academic 2.0 might outperform other commonly used search engines such as Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science.” Given its ability to perform semantic searches and to analyze citations, the authors refer to this new application as becoming a “bibliometric superpower.” The authors suggest that the semantic search engine is such that it provides a more accurate result. Microsoft Academic 2.0: Is It Any Better?

Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. Read our, Learn more about Macworld's Digital Edition. Microsoft Academic Search and Google Scholar Citations: Comparative Analysis of Author Profiles. Microsoft will add the ability to search for content in other subject areas over the next six months, at which point it’s likely the company “will take the beta tag off” of the search tool, she said. Bing's alternative is Microsoft Academic Search, and its equivalent of Google Scholar Alert is an RSS feed you can create from a search results page. According to Hug and Brändle, the findings suggest that the new program is somewhat disappointing because more is expected from a database that gets the majority of its data from web pages. “Given the … team has worked like demons for five months, they’ve come up with a useful tool. As for rate limits, Google Scholar is just a website, so it rate limits by IP address and cookie. Forget the API limit, which is a bit of a red herring right now (although it's very unlikely that Zotero could find a way to assign every user their own AK API account without a lot of work on the user's part). Please visit this online documentation site to see if self-host is right for you. The study found more coverage for Google Scholar than Microsoft Academic in all scientometric indicators used for comparison between two databases. Microsoft Academic is a new database with an API which could offer a solution to some of the data quantity throttling limitations of Google Scholar.

The research questions include: The most recent review of our work is published in this journal paper by Frontiers and this by QSS.

It's Microsoft answer to Google Scholar. Microsoft Academic ( is a project exploring how to assist human conducting scientific research by leveraging machine’s cognitive power in memory, computation, sensing, attention, and endurance. “Though its official worldwide launch is Tuesday April 11th, 2006, a group of librarians and information professionals … were brought in to review Microsoft’s Academic Search,” he wrote in the Getting Indexed in International Citation Databases. Google Scholar: fast, free and contains millions of research papers 2. Sorry for the confusion.

An evidence-based review of academic web search engines, 2014-2016: Implications for librarians’ practice and research agenda, A novel method for depicting academic disciplines through Google Scholar Citations: The case of Bibliometrics, Global Distribution of Google Scholar Citations: A Size-independent Institution-based Analysis, The silent fading of an academic search engine: the case of Microsoft Academic Search, Scholarly social media profiles and libraries: A review, Impact of data sources on citation counts and rankings of LIS faculty: Web of science versus scopus and google scholar, Google Scholar as a new source for citation analysis, Is Google Scholar useful for bibliometrics? Microsoft Academic combines the following features of existing databases: a broad coverage (Google Scholar), structured and rich metadata as well as functionality (Scopus and Web of Science), and a social network for academics (ResearchGate). | My experiences using Bing #2: multi-phrase search ». In an interview Tuesday, Giustini outlined in more detail how Academic Search stacks up to Google Scholar.

Google Scholar based document types are … This feature is an important one for academic researchers and librarians, Giustini said. Actually, we have an MS Academic translator already, dating to 2012: That might happen if you save page after page of results (e.g., if you're doing a systematic review and saving everything to Zotero first, in which case you're essentially using Zotero as a bot that they might reasonably block). The company had previously confirmed the existence of the search tool, details of which were reported on the LiveSide ( blog two weeks ago, and said the first beta of it would be available sometime before late September. Part 1: Citations and links to academic articles from the Web.

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