Patent Citation Indexing and the Notions of Novelty, Similarity, and Relevance.

@inproceedings{Arfield1966PatentCI,
  title={Patent Citation Indexing and the Notions of Novelty, Similarity, and Relevance.},
  author={Eugene G. Arfield},
  year={1966}
}
The original title of this paper illustrates the inherent ambiguity of natural language. “What is relevant in a patent search?” may refer to the types of documents included in the term “prior art.” Many types of published documents are “relevant” –patents, journal articles, books, etc. Whether or not the subject matter of a particular document is relevant, is another question. Furthermore, the specific purpose of a patent search affects relevance. Frequently, only the searcher can determine… CONTINUE READING
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