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What is Dataset Search?

Dataset Search is a search engine for datasets.

Using a simple keyword search, users can discover datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the Web.

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Our Mission

In addition to making datasets universally accessible and useful, Dataset Search's mission is to:

  • Foster a data sharing ecosystem that will encourage data publishers to follow best practices for data storage and publication
  • Give scientists a way to show the impact of their work through citation of datasets that they have produced

As more dataset repositories use schema.org and similar standards to describe their datasets, the variety and coverage of datasets that users find in Dataset Search will continue to grow.

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The Keyword Blog Post

Read more about Dataset Search in The Keyword blog post.

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Dataset Developer Page

For detailed information on adding structured data and other troubleshooting topics, check out the Dataset developer page.

What's New
Blog Posts
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An Analysis of Online Datasets Using Dataset Search (Published, in Part, as a Dataset)

Check out this GoogleAI blog post to get a breakdown of the available datasets by domain and best practices for publishing future scientific datasets.

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This is how you put the data in Data Science!

Google's Head of Decision Intelligence Cassie Kozyrkov talks about the utility of Dataset Search on the Towards Data Science blog .

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Building Google Dataset Search and Fostering an Open Data Ecosystem

Read this GoogleAI blog post to learn about how we built Dataset Search and how we plan to promote an open data ecosystem.

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Facilitating the discovery of public datasets

Read this GoogleAI blog post on the technical challenges helping users discover datasets and the motivations behind the creation of Dataset Search.

Dataset Releases
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Metadata for Datasets

This "dataset of metadata" contains metadata for datasets in the Dataset Search corpus that are easily citable: these datasets have either a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or a compact identifier (resolvable through identifiers.org).

View and download this dataset on Kaggle .

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CORD-19 Metadata

This “dataset of metadata” contains paper-dataset pairs of datasets mentioned or referenced in papers comprising the CORD-19 dataset, an open research dataset on COVID-19 produced by multiple institutions. We have enhanced this dataset with additional metadata.

View and download this dataset on Kaggle .

User Guide
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Check out the quick start guide to learn about Dataset Search.

Dataset Provider Guide
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Before you start: Check to see if your dataset is already discoverable by searching for it on Dataset Search .
Own a Dataset?
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Submit your dataset to a data repository that is already indexed
Host Datasets?
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Add markup to your dataset pages
For Repository Hosts: Adding Markup to your Datasets
Step 1
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Update the code that generates your dataset pages to add markup to those pages ( markup helper )
Step 2
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Verify your markup using the Rich Results Test
Step 3
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[Optional] Submit a sitemap that lists all the dataset pages to Search Console. Learn more about sitemaps here.
Step 4
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Wait a few days for your page to get re-crawled and indexed
That’s it! For more detailed information on adding structured data and other troubleshooting, check out the Dataset developer page.
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Please contact our team with feedback, bugs, questions, or success stories. We would love to hear from you!

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