A survey of patent users

Joho, H., Azzopardi, L.A. and Vanderbauwhede, W. (2010) A survey of patent users. In: Proceeding of the Third Symposium on Information Interaction in Context: IIiX '10, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Association for Computing Machinery: New York, USA, pp. 13-24. ISBN 9781450302470 (doi: 10.1145/1840784.1840789)

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With a growing interest in Patent Information Retrieval, there is a need to better understand the context associated with patent users, their tasks, needs and expectations of patent search systems and applications. Patent search is known to be a complex, difficult and challenging activity, usually requiring expert Patent Information Specialists to spend a substantial amount of time sourcing (or not) documents relevant to their particular task. Information Retrieval provides a whole array of possible techniques and tools which could be applied to ease the burden of such retrieval tasks, and also make searching patents more accessible to non-Patent Information Specialists. In this paper, we report the findings from a survey of patent users conducted to ascertain information about patent users and their search requirements with respect to Information Retrieval systems and applications.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Azzopardi, Dr Leif and Joho, Mr Hideo and Vanderbauwhede, Professor Wim
Authors: Joho, H., Azzopardi, L.A., and Vanderbauwhede, W.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery

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