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CiteSeerX – Wikipedia

History and Development: – CiteSeer was created in 1997 by Lee Giles, Kurt Bollacker, and Steve Lawrence at NEC Research Institute. – CiteSeer aimed to […]

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History and Development:
– CiteSeer was created in 1997 by Lee Giles, Kurt Bollacker, and Steve Lawrence at NEC Research Institute.
– CiteSeer aimed to autonomously index citations and reference linking.
– CiteSeer became public in 1998 and received a US patent for autonomous citation indexing in 2001.
– CiteSeer evolved into CiteSeerX, a search engine and digital library for academic papers.
– CiteSeerX expanded its scope to include various domains beyond computer science.
– CiteSeerX was released in 2008 with new infrastructure and algorithms.
– CiteSeerX is funded by organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, and Microsoft Research.

Features and Usage:
– CiteSeerX uses automated tools for information extraction from scholarly documents.
– It focuses on crawling scholarly documents from author webpages.
– CiteSeerX has over 6 million documents, 6 million unique authors, and 120 million citations.
– It has nearly one million users globally and millions of daily hits.
– Annual downloads of document PDFs from CiteSeer were nearly 200 million in 2015.
– CiteSeerX shares its data under a Creative Commons license and offers a DMCA link for copyright issues.

Impact and Goals:
– CiteSeer is considered a precursor to academic search tools like Google Scholar.
– Its goal is to enhance the dissemination and access to academic and scientific literature.
– CiteSeerX is built on Apache Solr and open-source tools for testing new algorithms.
– It continues to support the original goals of CiteSeer in crawling and harvesting academic documents.
– CiteSeerX shares its data under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial purposes.

SeerSuite-based Search Engines:
– CiteSeer model extended to academic documents in business with SmealSearch and in e-business with eBizSearch.
– Systems like ChemSeer for chemistry, ArchSeer for archaeology, and BotSeer for robots.txt file search were developed.
– All systems are built on SeerSuite and use the open-source indexer Lucene.

Related Resources:
– Other academic search tools like Arnetminer, arXiv, and Google Scholar.
– References to CiteSeerX data policy, conceptual recommender system, and researchindex.
– Additional reading materials and external links for further exploration.

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