The Microsoft Academic Graph is a heterogeneous graph containing scientific publication records, citation relationships between those publications, as well as authors, institutions, journals, conferences, and fields of study. This graph is used to power experiences in Bing, Cortana, Word, and in Microsoft Academic.
The Microsoft Academic Graph can be accessed via the Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge API. The graph is currently being updated on a weekly basis.
For help setting up a free Azure account and adding the Academic Knowledge API to your dashboard, see this step-by-step tutorial.
Azure resources are available
We encourage researchers working with this data to apply for an Azure for Research Award. Details are available on the Azure for Research award submission process at https://azure4research.azurewebsites.net/proposal/. Please include the hashtag #academicgraph in your submission title for easier tracking.
Additionally, a snapshot of the graph has been made available for download by Open Academic Society. Please see Open Academic Graph for more details.
We kindly request that any published research that makes use of this data cites our paper listed below:
Arnab Sinha, Zhihong Shen, Yang Song, Hao Ma, Darrin Eide, Bo-June (Paul) Hsu, and Kuansan Wang. 2015. An Overview of Microsoft Academic Service (MAS) and Applications. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW ’15 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 243-246. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2740908.2742839