Connected Papers: a visual tool to find and explore academic papers

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Hi everyone!
We launched Connected Papers 7 months ago, with the goal to help researchers visually find and explore academic papers.

Input: a paper of your liking.
Output: a full interactive graph of similar papers to explore.

For example, here is the graph for The Coevolution of Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes Insights from Surveys of the Contemporary Universe:

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Since launch we've been positively overwhelmed with feedback from the scientific community and half a million researchers using the tool.

Today is a big milestone for us - we have partnered with arXiv.org and from now on every paper page in arXiv will link to a corresponding Connected Papers graph.

It looks like this:

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We hope Connected Papers will now be even more helpful and accessible to Physics researchers and we invite you to try us out!

Welcoming questions and comments!
 
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This is pretty cool search resource. At a glance you can see the impact of any paper.

Is there any plans to extend this tool to patents and industry paper repositories like the IEEE ?
 
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Hi, thank you for the kind words.
We currently support all papers that are in the Semantic Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph databases. I am not sure if that includes all papers from IEEE. We do have various plans for extending the service, though it's important to note that for example patent citation patterns are very different from academic papers, so the translation would not be trivial.
 
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I tried my IEEE paper circa 1987 and no luck so I figured they weren’t available or just too old.

What are the oldest papers you index? Could I retrieve say early 1900’s doctoral theses from Einstein or Heisenberg or Dirac? or ones from Wheelers grad students like Hugh Everett?
 
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Too bad the site displays a blank screen on my old browser, Firefox 43.0.1.

Fortunately an experimental browser that is not supported (MyPal 28.13.0) at least displays the interface and allowed a link to PubMed.

When asked to build a graph, your site brought up a screen to "Choose a paper to build a graph:" I selected (clicked on) a paper but nothing happened.

I realize I'm using old technology; It's just a shame that a potentially useful site such as 'connectedpapers' has locked out those 'heavily experienced' folks that for various (sometimes valid) reasons are not using the 'latest-and-(supposedly)greatest.'

I still wish you much success, your site looks like a valuable contribution to the art.

Cheers,
Tom
 
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This is quite impressive and useful. Thank you for taking the time and the initiative to develop such a tool.
 

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