Diffbot for Students

Build and research with state of the art Knowledge Graph technology. Free for students and academic researchers.

Apply for Access

A free access program catered to students and academics

Eligible participants will be able to access the entire Diffbot suite of data products 100% free of charge.

In addition, participants will be able to list their projects on diffbot.com, tapping into Diffbot's community for reach and peer review.

Participants will also gain access to a closed community forum of other program participants to help and enable each other.

What is Diffbot? Why should I care?

We're the team behind the world's largest Knowledge Graph, a repository of facts on organizations, articles, people, places, and things in a database structured by the way we think.

Because it is built autonomously from start to finish, the Diffbot Knowledge Graph (DKG) doesn't depend on humans to stay fresh. Applications built on DKG range from global information monitoring to research on online privacy.

We also publish the same suite of extraction, crawling, and natural language processing APIs used to build the DKG for anyone to build their own.

Diffbot's knowledge gathering platform powers intelligent systems across the world. From search engines like DuckDuckGo to processing critical financial signals for Finra.

Learn more about how Diffbot's technology is applied in this MIT Technology Review article.

What kinds of projects can I build with Diffbot?

Any project that leverages web data in some way are great candidates. Projects can be as small or as large as you'd like it to be.

For example, we built a Sanctions Tracker earlier this year, which includes a step by step walkthrough to recreate one yourself.

Looking to do some research? Check out some published papers citing Diffbot for inspiration. Mike also wrote a round-up of Diffbot-powered academic research in 2020.

How about a Shiritori inspired game built with NLP and the Knowledge Graph?

Finally, there are some fantastic applications in data journalism you might wish to explore.

We can't wait to help you bring your knowledge projects to life. Should you have any questions not answered above, reach out to jerome@diffbot.com.

How do I apply?

Fill out the ~5 min application here.

Student Requirements

  • Active student in college/university, or higher program

  • At least 16 years of age at the time of application

Project Requirements

  • Plans to use one or more of Diffbot Extract, Crawl, Knowledge Graph, or Natural Language in some way

  • Personal, commercial, non-profit, or research projects are accepted

  • Projects can be as small or as ambitious as you'd like