Visualize a research topic beta

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Our Mission


We are creating a visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge that can be used by anyone in order to dramatically improve the discoverability of research results.


We are going to provide a large-scale system of open, interactive and interlinked knowledge maps spanning all fields of research.

Share. Use.

We will develop a space for collective knowledge organisation and exploration, connecting researchers, students, librarians, journalists, practitioners and citizens.

How it works

An Open Knowledge Maps visualization presents you with a topical overview for your search term. It is based on the most relevant papers in the chosen library.

We use text similarity to create the knowledge maps. The algorithm groups those papers together that have many words in common.

The visualization is intended to give you a head start on your literature search. You can also use Open Knowledge Maps to stay up-to-date - just limit your search to the most recent papers in the options.



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