Creating my own personal Wiki of knowledge is a dream project that I've been working on for some time. There's something undeniably exciting about connecting pieces of information, making new connections, and generating new ideas. And while there may not be one perfect way to build such a Wiki, there's always room for improvement.
As researchers, staying up-to-date on our field is essential. But with the vast amount of information available online, it can be overwhelming to sift through and find the most relevant articles. Even once we've found the right articles, managing and recalling them can be a challenge.
Thankfully, there are a number of online resources that can help us stay organized. In my experience, Google Scholar is the most frequently used academic search engine, thanks to its vast database. But it's not the only option - PubMed Central, Web of Science, and Semantic Scholar are also popular choices.
Recently, I've also discovered a number of AI-based academic research engines like Open Knowledge Maps, Dimensions, Researchrabbit, and Inciteful. These search engines are particularly useful when your search keywords match a wide field of research areas and you're only interested in a few specific areas. Their AI algorithms cleverly categorize articles into relevant subclasses, which can save a lot of time in finding relevant articles. While Google Scholar has a 'relevant articles' feature (which I believe also uses AI algorithms), it doesn't have the same level of categorization as Open Knowledge Maps and Dimensions.
In conclusion, using any of these search engines is better than using Google Search directly, especially when it comes to reviewing literature and building a personal Wiki. AI-based search engines can save time and effort by categorizing articles into relevant subclasses based on the search keywords. They are very efficient in finding relevant articles, as they use advanced algorithms to analyze and understand the content of the articles, making the search process more accurate and reliable.