Associating figures with descriptions for patent documents

  title={Associating figures with descriptions for patent documents},
  author={Linlin Li and Chew Lim Tan},
  booktitle={Document Analysis Systems},
Patent document images maintained by the U.S. patent database have a specific format, in which figures and text descriptions are separated into different sections. This makes it difficult for users to refer to a figure while reading the description or vice versa. This paper introduces a method to associate figures with corresponding description paragraphs… CONTINUE READING