Could This Search Engine Save Your Life? - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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"One of the Allen Institute’s priorities is an academically oriented search engine, established in 2015, called Semantic Scholar (slogan: "Cut through the clutter"). The need is great, with more than 34,000 peer-reviewed journals publishing 2.5 million articles a year. "What if a cure for an intractable cancer is hidden within the tedious reports on thousands of clinical studies?," Etzioni once said.

Although Semantic Scholar has focused so far on computer and biomedical sciences, Etzioni says that the engine will soon push into the social sciences and the humanities as well. The Chronicle spoke with him about information overload, impact factors’ imperfect inevitability, and the promise and perils of AI...."


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Date tagged:

01/07/2019, 10:51

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01/07/2019, 05:51