A presentation by Andrea Davis from the European Patent Office’s Patent Information Conference (EPOPIC) November 2018
Abstract: There has been a lot of talk, apprehension and excitement about automated patent searching and analytics tools in the past few years. While some tools promise results with a click of a button, others are wary of anything that doesn’t go through the traditional Boolean and classification searches.
As automation takes a more prominent role in the field of patent information, it is important to understand the level of accuracy in those processes. The presentation aims to compare manual classification of a patent data set with workflows incorporating different levels of automatic features of patent search tools working with the same data set.