Search system requirements of patent analysts

Leif Azzopardi, Wim Vanderbauwhede, Hideo Joho

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Patent search tasks are difficult and challenging, often requiring expert patent analysts to spend hours, even days, sourcing relevant information. To aid them in this process, analysts use Information Retrieval systems and tools to cope with their retrieval tasks. With the growing interest in patent search, it is important to determine their requirements and expectations of the tools and systems that they employ. In this poster, we report a subset of the findings of a survey of patent analysts conducted to elicit their search requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGIR '10 Proceedings of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • patent analysts
  • user study
  • patent search
  • patent engineers


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