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Title: Patent data mining method and apparatus

Abstract

A method of data mining represents related patents in a multidimensional space. Distance between patents in the multidimensional space corresponds to the extent of relationship between the patents. The relationship between pairings of patents can be expressed based on weighted combinations of several predicates. The user can select portions of the space to perceive. The user also can interact with and control the communication of the space, focusing attention on aspects of the space of most interest. The multidimensional spatial representation allows more ready comprehension of the structure of the relationships among the patents.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Corrales, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874442
Patent Number(s):
6389418
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
data; mining; method; apparatus; represents; related; multidimensional; space; distance; corresponds; extent; relationship; pairings; expressed; based; weighted; combinations; predicates; user; select; portions; perceive; interact; control; communication; focusing; attention; aspects; spatial; representation; allows; comprehension; structure; relationships; /707/

Citation Formats

Boyack, Kevin W, Grafe, V Gerald, Johnson, David K, and Wylie, Brian N. Patent data mining method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Boyack, Kevin W, Grafe, V Gerald, Johnson, David K, & Wylie, Brian N. Patent data mining method and apparatus. United States.
Boyack, Kevin W, Grafe, V Gerald, Johnson, David K, and Wylie, Brian N. Tue . "Patent data mining method and apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874442.
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