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We present a large RDF data set with over eight billion triples with information about scientific publications and related entities, such as authors, institutions, journals, and fields of study. The data set is based on the Microsoft Academic Graph and licensed under the Open Data Attributions license.

What exactly do we provide?

  1. Periodically updated RDF dump files of the whole Microsoft Academic Graph.
  2. URI resolution of our Microsoft Academic Knowledge Graph within the Linked Open Data.
  3. A publicly accessible SPARQL endpoint containing the latest Microsoft Academic Graph RDF data.
  4. HTML page descriptions of resources in our Microsoft Academic Knowledge Graph via pubby.

(Potential) use cases:

  • Entity-centric exploration of papers, researchers, affiliations, etc. (e.g., concerning some research area)
  • Easier data integration through use of RDF and by linking resources to other data sources (e.g., combining the MAG knowledge graph with digital library collections in RDF).
  • Data analysis and knowledge discovery (e.g., measuring the popularity of papers and authors; recommending papers, researchers, and venues; and analyzing the evolution of topics, research methods and data sets over time).