Why the peak of the paper size appears in year 2002? RRS feed

  • Question

  •   According to the statistics shown in the "Domain Trend" graphs, (http://academic.research.microsoft.com/DomainTrend), we find that there are far more papers in year 2002 than in the more recent years, e.g. 2008-2010.  This phenomenon is quite unreasonable.


      Would you please explain why this occurs for us?


    Many Thanks,

    Tom Fu

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:39 AM


  • Hi Tom,

    Thanks for your feedback! Currently we are using certain crawlers to import papers into our database, and over 100 thousands papers are being added every week. However, there're still a large amount of papers which are not been involved into our system. We believe that the situation will change after we covered more papers, and this requires help and effort from both internal and external ways. We encourage users to provide more information about their academic research, and appreciate your continuous support on Microsoft Academic Search.

    Best wishes

    Microsoft Academic Search Team

    • Marked as answer by Caroline QI Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:57 AM
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:56 AM