WSDM Cup Challenge

Sign-ups for the WSDM Cup Challenge are now closed

The Graph

The Microsoft Academic Graph is a heterogeneous graph containing scientific publication records, citation relationships between publications, as well as authors, institutions, journal and conference "venues," and fields of study.

The Data

This data is available as a set of zipped text files stored in Microsoft Azure blob storage and available via HTTP. The file size (zipped) is ~30GB and may be downloaded here.

The Challenge

The goal of the Ranker Challenge is to assess the query-independent importance of scholarly articles, using data from the Microsoft Academic Graph.

Azure For Research

We encourage researchers working with this data to apply for an Azure for Research Award. Details are available on the Azure for Research award submission process at Please include the hashtag #academicgraph in your submission title for easier tracking.

Important: Submissions for WSDM Cup participants will be reviewed during September!