Artificial intelligence in the literature search

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an indispensable part of today’s information and publishing process in countless fields. In the following, a few selected services to facilitate the literature search and to map the literature on a topic will be briefly presented. Further additions, ideas and suggestions are welcome!

ChatGPT ( The generative AI developed by OpenAI can, with the right preparation, generate complex search queries using MeSH thesaurus terms, for example, as used in PubMed. You must to register!

Semantic Scholar ( An AI-based research tool developed by the Allen Institute. It is available free to everyone (without registration). Semantic Scholar covers biology, medicine, computer science, geography, business, history, economics, etc. There are over 200 million articles from partners such as PubMed, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, Wiley, ACM, IEEE, arXiv and Unpaywall.

  • It helps you find relevant research.
  • By analysing citation relationships more qualitatively and understanding the context, you can discover deeper connections between publications.
  • As an author, we can request email alerts on publications on a topic of interest to us, and on articles that cite us.

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