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The focus of the company’s presence at the 25TH WWW will be around Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), which was debuted at the conference in 2015.

Microsoft has detailed its schedule for the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), which gets underway today, April 11, 2016.

The company announced Microsoft Research will be at the event and will be holding a number of workshops to connect with developers and researchers.

During the WWW Conference, Microsoft will hold two workshops (BigScholar and SAVE-SD), which will focus on the company’s MAG data set.

Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) was announced at the 2015 International World Wide Web Conference and has since been made available through Academic Knowledge API.

MAG gives researchers the ability to instantly tap into academic content and Microsoft will be discussing the service in-depth this week. The BigScholar workshop will feature talks about how MAG has been integrated into scientific and academic work.

SAVE-SD (Semantics, Analytics, Visualization: Enhancing Scholarly Data) will look into how theory and practical scholarly data can be more unified. This year’s Seoul Test of Time Award is being handed to LinkedIn scientist Dr. Badrul Sawar, and the award assessment process was made possible through the use of MAG.

We were happy to learn that this tough task faced by the Test of Time nominating committee was made manageable by MAG, which the committee was able to use as part of their selection process. Sifting through 24 years’ worth of WWW conference papers was, it turns out, a perfect application of this data set.

– Microsoft Research

The 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) is taking place in Montreal, Canada this week and Microsoft will be holding one workshop on the 11th and two on the 12th. You can check out the company’s full schedule at the Microsoft Research official page.

SOURCE: Microsoft Research