I'm using both Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar to keep track of citations to some of my papers. For some papers, I notice that citation counts across these two sites don't match. So, some papers that cite the paper X appear only on Semantic Scholar, or Google Scholar but not on both. What causes this discrepancy?

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    Close voters: Such questions have been kept open in the past. It seems within the scope of the community. Aug 14 at 16:16

Both have different indexing criteria; sometimes, all cited papers are not accumulated in the system. However, they use a black-box model that is impossible to explain.

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    Moreover, they use different algorithms to harvest reference lists and match references with indexed papers. These algorithms result in numerous errors, and the errors themselves are different.
    – Kimball
    Aug 12 at 15:17

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