Mining Information Across Multiple Domains: A Case Study of Application to Patent Laws and Regulations in Biotechnology

Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1, January 2012

11 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2012

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Hang Yu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Engineering

Siddharth Taduri

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jay P. Kesan

University of Illinois College of Law

Gloria Lau

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kincho H. Law

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 3, 2011

Abstract

In this paper, we present a framework that can process a user query for retrieval of information from documents of different properties across multiple domains, with specific application to patent laws and regulations. The framework has three basic components. The first component is ontology mapping and generation. What happens is that the keywords entered by users are mapped into a subset of relevant keywords. This step is performed by looking up those words in an ontology database. The second component is the joint and cross search in various document domains; in our case, they are patents and scientific publications. The last component is to modify the search results by applying user feedback statistics. The results of feedback will be saved as metadata for future uses.

A case example is given to demonstrate how results from multiple domain searches can be combined using ontology and cross referencing. We use an example of well-known biotechnology patents on erythropoietin (EPO) and give detailed analysis on each document domain with this keyword. Relationships between each domain are demonstrated.

A user feedback mechanism is also discussed in this paper. The ability to take user feedback into the framework is important. There is no doubt that domain knowledge from expert or experienced users could be a very good compliment to the proposed system. Both direct and indirect user feedbacks are discussed.

Keywords: Patent system, Court case, Scientific publication, Information retrieval, Ontology

Suggested Citation

Yu, Hang and Taduri, Siddharth and Kesan, Jay P. and Lau, Gloria and Law, Kincho H., Mining Information Across Multiple Domains: A Case Study of Application to Patent Laws and Regulations in Biotechnology (December 3, 2011). Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1, January 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2014328

Hang Yu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Engineering ( email )

IL
United States

Siddharth Taduri

Civil and Environmental Engineering ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Jay P. Kesan (Contact Author)

University of Illinois College of Law ( email )

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Gloria Lau

Civil and Environmental Engineering ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Kincho H. Law

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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