Recently Microsoft has released a dataset, Microsoft Academic Graph. I have used DBLP dataset before. I want to know what is the difference between these two datasets.
I am not very familiar with both data sets. But it is pretty clear to me that the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) data set is much more comprehensive than the DBLP one in at least one aspect: field of study. As far as I know, DBLP data set covers only computer science subject domain, whereas MAG's coverage goes far beyond that. For more details, see this relevant MSR paper.
Microsoft academic search dataset is part of the initiative by Microsoft for providing searchable interface to users for searching through the corpus of research data in all areas of research. This includes publication, year, author or any such relevant information pertaining to the dataset. Whereas, DBLP dataset as an academic initiative from the university of Trier to create a dataset regarding the research publication in area of Computer Science. Therefore, scale and scope of both the dataset is different.