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The effect of citation analysis on query expansion for patent retrieval

Mahdabi, Parvaz ; Crestani, Fabio

In: Information Retrieval, 2014, vol. 17, no. 5-6, p. 412-429

Università della Svizzera italiana

Query refinement for patent prior art search

Mahdabi, Parvaz ; Crestani, Fabio (Dir.) ; Landoni, Monica (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014INFO004.

A patent is a contract between the inventor and the state, granting a limited time period to the inventor to exploit his invention. In exchange, the inventor must put a detailed description of his invention in the public domain. Patents can encourage innovation and economic growth but at the time of economic crisis patents can hamper such growth. The long duration of the application process...

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...