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.
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, 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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Scientific Advisory Board

Semantic Scholar Advisory Board
The Semantic Scholar Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance as we seek to help scholars around the world overcome information overload.
Ilias Nikolakopoulos, MD
Internal Medicine Resident
Yale School of Medicine
David E. Cummings, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Sravanthi Parasa
Gastroenterologist, Clinical Researcher
Swedish Medical Center
Elena L. Glassman
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University, and Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute
Bryan Pardo
Professor of Computer Science
Northwestern University
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Latest News & Updates
A New and Improved Semantic Scholar API
Aug 10, 2021
3 min read
Developers can now use the Semantic Scholar API to programmatically search our corpus of nearly 200 million papers.
Semantic Scholar
S2AND: An Improved Author Disambiguation System for Semantic Scholar
Jun 22, 2021
15 min read
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
Conference Peer Review with the Semantic Scholar API
Jun 15, 2021
4 min read
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
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