Cognitive Services Pricing – Academic Knowledge API

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As of 15 February 2018, if you’re currently using the Free or Standard tier of the Academic Knowledge API on Azure, you can continue using it with your existing Azure key until 24 May 2018. After this date, please generate new API keys for Free tier usage from the Microsoft Cognitive Services Labs portal. Learn more

The Academic Knowledge APIPreview interprets natural language user query strings and returns annotated interpretations to enable rich search-box auto-completion that anticipates what the user is typing. Tap into the wealth of academic content in the Microsoft Academic Graph using the Academic Knowledge API. With this service, you will be able to interpret user queries for academic intent and retrieve rich information from the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG).

Pricing details

The following pricing reflects a preview discount.

Tier Unit Price
Academic Knowledge API – Free Transactions 10,000 free transactions per month
Academic Knowledge API – Standard Transactions $- per 1,000 transactions

Support and SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support are included.
  • Need tech support for preview services? Use our forums.
  • We guarantee that Cognitive Services running in the standard tier will be available at least 99.9 per cent of the time. No SLA is provided for the free trial. Read the SLA
  • No SLA during preview period. Learn more.


  • Bing Search APIs are invoiced based on number of transactions (also known as API calls). These plans are pay-as-you-go and don’t incur additional costs for complex queries and more than 10 results (up to 50 results in most cases).

  • If you happen to exceed the mentioned number of transactions per second (TPS), your usage will be throttled to be within the mentioned limit. If your application needs to have higher TPS than the ones mentioned on this page, please get in touch with the Azure support team.

  • For billing purposes, a transaction is a successful Bing API call request (though there are caveats for DoS attacks). For logging and reporting purposes such as for the Bing Statistics Add-in, it is any Bing API call irrespective of whether it is successful or not.

  • You can change the tier of service at any time. Please make sure that you use appropriate keys in your API calls. If you are having enterprise agreement with Microsoft, please work with your account executive.


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