Report on AsPIRe’10: The 1st International Workshop on Advances in Patent Information Retrieval

Dr. Allan Hanbury of the Information Retrieval Facility, and Veronika Zenz and Helmut Berger, both of Matrixware Information Services, have posted Workshop Report: 1st International Workshop on Advances in Patent Information Retrieval (AsPIRe’10), for the workshop held 28 March 2010 in Milton Keynes, England, UK, in conjunction with ECIR 2010: The 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval.

The report summarizes the papers delivered at the workshop. Three of those papers reported research on the AsPIRe’10 dataset, “a collection of 400,000 patent documents in XML format.”

Here are the authors and titles of the papers presented at AsPIRe’10, with links to full text where available:

  • Tao Jiang, Benjamin K. Tsou and Bin Lu, Part-of-speech Language Model for N-Best List Re-ranking in Experimental Chinese-English SMT;
  • Richard Bache and Leif Azzopardi, Identifying Retrievability-Improving Model Features to Enhance Boolean Search for Patent Retrieval;
  • Suzane Verberne, Eva D’hondt, Nelleke Oostdijk, and Cornelis H.A. Koster, Quantifying the Challenges in Parsing Patent Claims;
  • Walid Magdy and Gareth J.F. Jones, A New Metric for Patent Retrieval Evaluation;
  • Veronika Zenz, Sebastian Wurzer, Michael Dittenbach, and Edgardo Ambrosi, On the Effects of Indexing and Retrieval Models in Patent Search and the Potential of Result Set Merging.
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