Microsoft launches the preview of Microsoft Academic 2.0. Microsoft Academic Search was originally started as a research project and Microsoft stopped the development of it in 2012. Microsoft Academic 2.0 update comes with the ability to follow authors, institutions, journals, conferences and topics to create your own personalized research feed.
This new service puts a knowledge driven, semantic inference based search and recommendation framework front and center. In addition, a new data structure and graph engine have been developed to facilitate the real-time intent recognition and knowledge serving. One illustrating feature is semantic query suggestions that identify authors, topics, journals, conferences, etc., as you type and offer ways to refine your search based on the data in the underlying academic knowledge graph. You can also refine your results using the filters on the search results page.