Suppose as you are going about trying to publish your MS thesis work in a peer-reviewed publication or are trying to file a patent, and then you discover that your work is already displayed on-line. The display on the web prevents you from publishing in an ACS-type journal. You may have inadvertantly left out a detail in embargoing your thesis with ProQuest. Your data may have been captured onto 'Semantic Scholar'. This is one repository that adds material from ProQuest with the use of Artificially Intelligent program to capture such material for archival.
What do you do extend the embargo so you can publish/patent your work?
Step 1: First, contact ProQuest to extend your embargo. Note that it is possible to request an indefinite embargo. You would contact them again when you are ready for ProQuest to disseminate your thesis.
Step 2: Contact 'Semantic Scholar' using their "Feedback" box found using the 'Contact' button on the upper right-hand corner of their webpage to send a message. Include your email address in the message box to ensure you get a response. You might write something like...