Show simple item record Codina Filbà, Joan Bouayad-Agha, Nadjet Burga Díaz, Alicia Casamayor, Gerard Mille, Simon Müller, Andreas Saggion, Horacio Wanner, Leo 2021-06-09T08:20:20Z 2021-06-09T08:20:20Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Codina-Filbà J, Bouayad-Agha N, Burga A, Casamayor G, Mille S, Müller A, Saggion H, Wanner L. Using genre-specific features for patent summaries. Inf Process Manag. 2016;53(1):151-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.ipm.2016.07.002
dc.identifier.issn 0306-4573
dc.description.abstract Patent search is recall-driven, which goes hand in hand with at least a partial sacrifice of precision. As a consequence, patent analysts have to regularly view and examine a large amount of patents. This implies a very high workload. Interactive analysis aids that help to minimize this workload are thus of high demand. Still, these aids do not reduce the amount of the material to be examined, they only facilitate its examination. Its reduction can be achieved working with patent summaries instead of full patent documents. So far, high quality patent summaries are produced mainly manually and only a few research works address the problem of automatic patent summarization. Most often, these works either replicate the summarization metrics known from general discourse summarization or focus on the claims of a patent. However, it can be observed that neither of the strategies is adequate: general discourse state-of-the-art summarization techniques are of limited use due to the idiosyncrasies of the patent genre, and techniques that focus on claims only miss in their summaries important details provided in the other sections on the components of the invention introduced in the claims. We propose a patent summarization technique that takes the idiosyncrasies of the patent genre (such as the unbalanced distribution of the content across the different sections of a patent, excessive length of the sentences in the claims, abstract vocabulary, etc.) into account to obtain a comprehensive summary of the invention. In particular, we make use of lexical chains in the claims and in the description of the invention and of aligned claim–description segments at the subsentential level to assess the relevance of the individual fragments of the document for the summary. The most relevant fragments are selected and merged using full-fledged natural language generation techniques.
dc.description.sponsorship The work reported on in this paper has been carried out in the framework of the TOPAS (Tool Platform for Intelligent Patent Analysis and Summarization) project, which has been partially funded by the European Commission within its FP7 Programme under the contract number FP7-SME-286639. The TOPAS Consortium was composed of Brügmann Software, Papenburg; IALE, Barcelona; IntelliSemantic s.a., Torino; Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona; and the University of Stuttgart. Horacio Saggion acknowledges the support by the European Commission under the contract number FP7-ICT-611383.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Information Processing & Management. 2016;53(1):151-74
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.title Using genre-specific features for patent summaries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Summarization
dc.subject.keyword Patents
dc.subject.keyword Lexical chains
dc.subject.keyword Segmentation
dc.subject.keyword Segment-based summarization
dc.subject.keyword Sentence aggregation
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/286639
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/611383
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