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Welcome to SciA11y!

This is an experimental prototype created by Semantic Scholar. It provides access to 1.5M open access scientific documents in accessible HTML format. Our system uses machine learning techniques to extract the semantic content of scientific papers and formats it in HTML for easier reading. Because of our reliance on statistical machine learning techniques, some errors are inevitable. We will continue to improve upon our models and would love to hear your feedback in the meantime. The papers included in this demo come from a static dataset; all papers have CC (non-ND) licenses and were published in or before April 2020. More about this prototype...

You can also upload your own PDF, which we process and render in HTML for reading. You can try this functionality here.

Example papers

Scientific Article Summarization Using Citation-Context and Article's Discourse Structure
2017 Arman Cohan, Nazli Goharian

Modulating proximal cell signaling by targeting Btk ameliorates humoral autoimmunity and end-organ disease in murine lupus
2012 Jack Hutcheson, Kamala Vanarsa, Anna Bashmakov et al.

Development and Evaluation of a UAV-Photogrammetry System for Precise 3D Environmental Modeling
2015 Mozhdeh Shahbazi, Gunho Sohn, Jérôme Théau et al.

Risk Factors and Preventions of Breast Cancer
2017 Yi-Sheng Sun, Zhao Zhao, Zhang-Nv Yang et al. A versatile crowdsourcing data acquisition platform for the behavioral sciences
2016 Leib Litman, Jonathan Robinson, Tzvi Abberbock

Application of acidic accelerator for production of pure hydrogen from NaBH4
2014 Wameath S. Abdul-Majeed, Muhammad T. Arslan, William B. Zimmerman

Data Security, Privacy, Availability and Integrity in Cloud Computing: Issues and Current Solutions
2016 Sultan Aldossary, William Allen

Assessing the utility of social media as a data source for flood risk management using a real‐time modelling framework
2017 L. Smith, Q. Liang, P. James et al.

Contribution of Chronic Disease to the Burden of Disability
2011 Bart Klijs, Wilma J. Nusselder, Caspar W. Looman et al.

Spatial Modeling in Environmental and Public Health Research
2010 Michael Jerrett, Sara Gale, Caitlin Kontgis


To find out more about how we created this prototype, please read our preprint. Accessible PDF available here.



Please address questions or feedback to Lucy Lu Wang or Jonathan Bragg.