Improving Retrievability of Patents in Prior-Art Search

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Improving Retrievability of Patents in Prior-Art Search
Prior-art search is an important task in patent retrieval. The success of this task relies upon the selection of relevant search queries. Typically terms for prior-art queries are extracted from the claim fields of query patents. However, due to the complex technical structure of patents, and presence of terms mismatch and vague terms, selecting relevant terms for queries is a difficult task. During evaluating the patents retrievability coverage of prior-art queries generated from query patents, a large bias toward a subset of the collection is experienced. A large number of patents either have a very low retrievability score or can not be discovered via any query. To increase the retrievability of patents, in this paper we expand prior-art queries generated from query patents using query expansion with pseudo relevance feedback. Missing terms from query patents are discovered from feedback patents, and better patents for relevance feedback are identified using a novel approach for che...
Shariq Bashir, Andreas Rauber
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ECIR
Authors Shariq Bashir, Andreas Rauber
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