Academic Search is a free academic search engine and a test-bed for new research ideas in related fields such as data mining, named entity disambiguation, and visualization. Users can quickly find out information about researchers, papers, conferences, journals, organizaitons and keywords. Users can also discover relationships among these entities via various visualizations. As of May, 2012, Academic Search has indexed 38 millions publications and 18 million authors.
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