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Highlights of the program of AI-SDV 2021, The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization. 4-5 October 2021, Virtual Only.
Monday, Oct.4, 2021
10:00-10:30 AM ET | 4:00-4:30 PM CETMapping Canadian Patented Inventions (Presentation, 18 p.)Mazahir Bhagat (Canadian Intellectual Property Office, CA)…CIPO is currently working towards developing several in-house solutions for patent landscape mapping using open-source and freeware tools. The objective of the presentation at the conference would be to present these in-house solutions and gather feedback from experts in this field. One of the in-house solutions involves a network analysis tool VOSviewer developed in University of Leiden. The tool extracts prominent word sequences from the title and abstract fields of the patent data and their location on the map is determined by VOSviewer’s in-built mathematical algorithm such that word sequences that frequently appear on the same patent documents are placed within close proximity on the map. In addition, the relevancy of each word sequence is measured using the Kullback-Leibler distance and only the most prominent word sequences are retained on the map. Lastly, these prominent word sequences are further grouped together if they are synonymous using a word embedding architecture called Word2Vec.Additional info:
Martineau, Sean (CIPO) Clean Technology [Canadian Patent Landscape]. Presented at 4th Annual IP Data & Research Conference. March 11, 2021, 33 p.
VOSviewer is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks. … VOSviewer also offers text mining functionality that can be used to construct and visualize co-occurrence networks of important terms extracted from a body of scientific literature.
van Eck, N. J., & Waltman, L. VOSviewer Manual version 1.6.15. University of Leiden. April 2020., 53 p.
See also a list of technical publications (2007-2016) - and applied publications (2006-2018, includes application for patent analysis) (at the VOSviewer website)
Tuesday, Oct.5, 2021
3:30-4:00 AM ET | 9:30-10:00 AM CET
Project Management Challenges for IP Projects (Presentation, 9 p.) Lucy Antunes, QPIP (CAS IP Services, USA), Muriel Bourgeois Tassanary, QPIP (MT-IP Consulting, FR)…how to manage projects portfolio with the most efficient balanced risk/priority objectives.
4:30-5:00 AM ET | 10:30-11:00 AM CETMachine learning tools in patent searching - are we on the right track?Heiko Wongel (LinkedIn profile))(Wongel IP, DE) (presentation, 20 p.)... the real breakthrough for ML as a standard and widely accepted patent search method has not happened yet. The presentation looks into the challenges that still exist in this area, especially as far as practical applicability and acceptance by users is concerned, using the Intergator Smart Search project as an example.Additional Info:
Wongel, Heiko ( in cooperation with Interface Projects GmbH). A Fundamental Rethinking of Patent Searching Using AI: How Do We Proceed? Presented May 2, 2021 at 2021 World IP Forum, Apr. 26 –May 5, 2021. (presentation (with notes), 20 p.) (“In this presentation from the World IP Forum Heiko Wongel of Wongel IP working in conjunction with the developers of the Intergator system discusses the transition from traditional searching to machine learning assisted patent searching. During the presentation some concerns about current ML systems are addressed that still seem to discourage users: How do I know if I can trust the system?; Is my search reproducible? Can I influence the machine's strategy?;Why did I get these results?;How do I ensure secrecy over the Internet?” – quoted from www.ml4patents.com)INTERGATOR Patent Search is a modern platform based on artificial intelligence for searching in a constantly growing pool of patents. INTERGATOR Patent Search technology is already being used today as a pilot solution at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA); Use for patent searches: (1) State of the art: holistic concept search for thematically relevant patents; (2) Novelty: searching for similar applications by “putting them into a context of content”, “not by primarily indexing by the terms used”; (3) Validity: integration [patent search results with] …additional information sources; (4) FTO: search for active and already expired patents; (5) Patent Monitoring: Applies various solutions, filters and facets for the targeted monitoring of the market environment; (6) Monitoring Patent Families and Legal Status: thematic context search for documents with thematic proximity within clusters based on terms used in document; (7) Review of Own Citations: intuitive search options to find possible infringements.
8:00-8:30 AM ET | 2:00-2:30 PM CETAI – Who is in control and why is that important?Nils Newman (Search Technology, USA) (Presentation, 15 p.)...This presentation looks at three aspects of current AI research that might actually be useful [for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)]: Composite AI, Generative AI, and Small Data. These three approaches have the capacity to reduce the distance between AI systems and SMEs by allowing experts to have more local control and input into the behavior of AI systems.8:30-9:00 AM ET | 2:30-3:00 PM CETBest practice on new intelligent tools in IP management and the ethical dilemma of using AILinus Wretblad, QPIP (IPscreener / Uppdragshuset, SE) (Presentation, n/a)… the use of AI also raises new concerns regarding the transparency of the expected usability and reliability. This presentation will elaborate around some the associated questions; the impact of the training data, the black box symptoms, verification of performance and privacy considerations when using AI. … …also some insights to best practice AI search tool and how to take control of the process for better efficiency.See also:
Wretblad, Linus (Uppdragshuset). Evaluation & Best Practice of Semantic AI Based Prior Art Search Tools; Insights, Pitfalls and Tricks. Presented 10/27/2021 at PIUG 2020 Annual Conference, October 26 -30, 2020. (Abstract)
Wretblad, Linus.( IPscreener) AI Search Tools for Patents. How to Test & Compare Them? April 2020, 16 p.
Wretblad, L., & Uppdragshuset / IPscreener. Insights into performance evaluation and best practice when using semantic AI search tools; pitfalls and tricks. Presented Oct. 31, 2019 at EPO Patent Information Conference 2019, 29-31 October 2019 Bucharest, Romania, 32 p. (Abstract, presentation, 32 p.)
IPscreener. (website); IP Expert Datasheet, 1 p.
9:30-10:00 AM ET | 3:30-4:00 PM CETThe Current State of Machine Learning for Patent Searching and Analytics: Practical Perspectives from ML4Patents.com (Presentation, 15 p.)Tony Trippe (Patinformatics, USA)…Examples and perspectives on the latest advances in machine learning for [analysis of patent data] will be provided [tools, systems, or methods that a patent practitioner has at their disposal]. There will also be a tour of ML4Patents.com which is devoted to aggregating content associated with the development of this area.
Dolcera (website) (Presentation, 25 p., Oct. 4, 2021)
Dolcera PCS [Patent Categorization System]– Dolcera’s flagship patent analytics platform with a corpus of over 110 million worldwide patents updated daily,. A deep-learning driven superfast patent search engine that offers domain specific Semantic and taxonomy-oriented search capabilities for Patent portfolio analysis, Prior Art, Invalidation and licensing searches
Dolcera ETSI Dashboard – A collection of SEP from various technologies and various specifications updated regularly + PCS (AI driven patent search tool) links the SEPs declared under the specific technical standards & visualize the information for.
Lighthouse IP (website) (Presentation, 18 p., Oct. 4, 2021)
Specialized in IP data, Lighthouse IP provides over 150 countries coverage for patents and trademarks.
Patent Global Bibliographic and Legal Data Collection (DIAMOND) [the official gazette of over 150 different countries, inventions and utility models]. Bibliographic data and legal data; English translations and original text data are provided along with normalized names of persons and companies.
Patent Full Text Collection (more than 70 authorities. .. XML files include original versions of the patent document and machine translations into English)
PatentWarehouse.com ™ Image and XML archive (API access to the world’s largest repository of patent publications in PDF format, original full records and machine translations in XML format)
Clean Technology. 4th Annual IP Data & Research Conference. Sean Martineau A/Manager of IP Analytics and Data Dissemination.
Search Technology VantagePoint (website) …(Presentation, 27 p., Oct. 4, 2021) We provide software tools and services that extract more value from patent, scientific, technical and business databases. Our primary product, VantagePoint, helps you rapidly understand and navigate through search results, giving you a better perspective - a better vantage point - on your information.
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