Searching CLEF-IP by Strategy

  • W. Alink
  • Roberto Cornacchia
  • Arjen P. de Vries
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6241)


Tasks performed by intellectual property specialists are often ad hoc, and continuously require new approaches to search a collection of documents. We therefore investigate the benefits of a visual ‘search strategy builder’ to allow IP search experts to express their approach to searching the patent collection, without requiring IR or database expertise. These search strategies are executed on our probabilistic relational database framework. Search by strategy design can be very effective. We refined our search strategies after our initial submission to the CLEF-IP track, and with minor effort we could include techniques shown to be beneficial for other CLEF-IP participants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Alink
    • 1
  • Roberto Cornacchia
    • 1
  • Arjen P. de Vries
    • 1
  1. 1.Centrum Wiskunde & InformaticaAmsterdamNetherlands

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