Call for Papers: PaIR 2010: Workshop on Patent Information Retrieval

A call for papers — with submission deadline of 30 June 2010 — has been issued for PaIR 2010: The 3rd International Workshop on Patent Information Retrieval, to be held 26 October 2010, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The workshop is collocated with CIKM 2010: The 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.

According to the call, PaIR 2010 “solicits two types of papers: ‘research/solutions’ and ‘IP/needs’ papers.”

“Research/solutions” papers are invited on the following topics:

  • “Cross-lingual information retrieval
  • Patent classification
  • Ontology-based retrieval
  • Latent Semantic Analysis
  • Information retrieval evaluation
  • Evaluation frameworks
  • Test collections
  • Large-scale information retrieval experiments
  • Parallel and distributed information retrieval
  • Ranking strategies
  • Query validation and query quality analysis
  • Query expansion
  • Interactive retrieval
  • Session-based information retrieval
  • User modeling
  • Handling of noisy data (OCR/spelling/typing errors)
  • XML retrieval
  • NLP / Natural Language Processing”

“IP/needs” papers, which “shall present research challenges,” are invited on the following topics:

  • “Patent search workflow
  • Patent search strategies
  • Information need of the patent researcher
  • Shortcomings of current patent search tools
  • Case studies
  • Challenges in patent search
  • Patent life cycle
  • Quality of patent data”

For more information, please see the call for papers.

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