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Call for Submissions

Patent text mining includes research focusing on coordination of multiple diverse information sources related to patents, for example data sources for patent law, regulations, patents, court litigations, scientific publications etc.

We encourage submissions of high quality research papers on all topics in the areas listed below.

Topics of interest included (but not limited to)

  • Text Mining and Text Retrieval with scientific-technical information e.g. patents, legal data, bio-medical information, etc.
    • Terminology detection
    • Entity extraction
  • Machine Learning methods applied to scientific-technical information for creating added value e.g. embeddings for query expansion, terminology extraction, etc.
    • Patent classification
    • IPC/CPC class prediction
  • Applications and methods for linking semantic information to patent data from external knowledge sources
  • Methods and applications for mining and analysing large amounts of scientific-technical information (big data analytics)
  • Methods for technology analysis with patent information, e.g. patent landscaping, hotspot analysis, technology trend analysis, etc.
  • Semantic enrichment of patent text
  • Visual user interface concentps for exploring patent data and patent retrieval results.

A few benchmarking data and test collections are listed on the Data Resources page.

Submissions have to be new or substantially different from previous publications, research accepted for publication or already submitted elsewhere. Exceptions to this rule are submissions of research presented at workshop and/or conferences without proceedings, and submissions of research that has been previously made available as technical reports or preprints (e.g. arXiv). To maintain anonymity, authors should be prepared to cite the report only in the camera ready versions.

The submissions will be double-blind reviewed by a mixed programme committee of researchers and IP domain experts.

Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit their manuscripts as PDF files via EasyChair (link here)

Accepted sumissions are:

  • Full [10 pages] and short research papers [6 pages] describing new and unpublished scientific work.
  • Industrial talks [up to 2 pages] describing applications and use cases of potential industrial impact.
  • Posters and demos [4 pages] describing briefly case studies of patent text mining and analytics.

Please format your pdf submissions using this template. You can use either the latex template or the word template.

Sumissions that passed the review process will be invited to write an extended version of their paper which will be published in the World Patent Information Journal (WPI).

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