Text Mining, Patent Retrieval and its Evaluation: Finding paths in the Labyrinth between Legal and Technical Challenges

Professor Dr. Thomas Mandl
Faculty of Information Science
University of Hildesheim


Patents are a valuable knowledge source for recent technology information for many user groups. Over 2 million new patents are registered worldwide with high growth rates especially in Asia nowadays. The retrieval of relevant information from patents is of crucial importance for investments of enterprises. Mining from patent can exhibit important technological trends. However, the nature pf patents as a mixture of legal and technical demands make them difficult to retrieval and to analyze. Some challenges will be revisited and some recent approaches are presented.

Keynote Speaker Biography

Watanabe.jpg Thomas Mandl is professor for Information Science at the University of Hildesheim in Germany where he is teaching within the programme International Information Management. He studied Information Science and Computer Science at the University of Regensburg in Germany, the University of Koblenz and at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, USA. He first worked as a research assistant at the Social Science Information Centre in Bonn, Germany. He received both a doctorate degree in 2000 and a post doctorate degree (Habilitation) in 2006 from the University of Hildesheim. His research interests include information retrieval, human-computer interaction and internationalization of information technology.


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