Developed by the non-profit Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research and discovery tool for navigating the ever growing literature in all scientific domains. By applying artificial intelligence to extract the meaning from the scientific literature, Semantic Scholar allows scholars to navigate research much more efficiently than a traditional search engine.
The new discovery tool can help you:
You don't need an account to use the search engine, but creating an account allows you to take advantage of the many features the tool offers.
To sign up for a free account, go to https://www.semanticscholar.org/. You can either create a new account, or link to one of your existing accounts: Google, Facebook or Twitter. (Institutional access through OpenAthens is not currently supported at McMaster.)
Now you are ready to search the ever growing corpus of scientific literature!
There are several sections in your search results:
At the article level, key result is highlighted, citations are analyzed, and figures, tables and topics are extracted for you to scan the research and understand its impact quickly.