January 24, 2022

Research Tools: “Etymo: A New Discovery Engine for AI Research”

Here’s a new research article (preprint) about a research tool named Etymo that is publicly accessible.



Etymo: A New Discovery Engine for AI Research


Weijian Zhang
The University of Manchester

Jonathan Deakin
The University of Manchester

Nicholas J. Higham
The University of Manchester

Shuaiqiang Wang


via arXiv


We present Etymo, a discovery engine to facilitate artificial intelligence (AI) research and development. It aims to help readers navigate a large number of AI-related papers published every week by using a novel form of search that finds relevant papers and displays related papers in a graphical interface. Etymo constructs and maintains an adaptive similarity-based network of research papers as an all-purpose knowledge graph for ranking, recommendation, and visualisation. The network is constantly evolving and can learn from user feedback to adjust itself.

Direct to Full Text Article (Preprint)
20 pages; PDF.

Direct to Search/Discover with Etymo

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