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Proximity-based approaches to blog opinion retrieval

Gerani, Shima ; Crestani, Fabio (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012INFO004.

Recent years have seen the rapid growth of social media platforms that enable people to express their thoughts and perceptions on the web and share them with other users. Many people write their opinion about products, movies, people or events on blogs, forums or review sites. The so-called User Generated Content is a good source of users’ opinion and mining it can be very useful for a...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Building queries for prior-art search

Mahdabi, Parvaz ; Keikha, Mostafa ; Gerani, Shima ; Landoni, Monica ; Crestani, Fabio

In: Lecture notes in computer science, 2011, vol. 6653, no. -, p. 3-15

Prior-art search is a critical step in the examination procedure of a patent application. This study explores automatic query generation from patent documents to facilitate the time-consuming and labor-intensive search for relevant patents. It is essential for this task to identify discriminative terms in different fields of a query patent, which enables us to distinguish relevant patents from...