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How to make your own project visible on the IRF Prototype Portal

All IRF members are invited to present their demos and prototypes (even if early-stage) on the IRF Prototype Portal. This is an excellent opportunity to collect feedback from end-users and increase the visibility of your project. Please contact for more information. 


PatMedia is a Hybrid Retrieval Engine for patent multimedia content developed by the Multimedia Knowledge Laboratory at the Informatics and Telematics Institute.

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Linguistic Classification System

The Linguistic Classification System (LCS) is based on machine learning and especially suited for classifying text documents. This prototype predicts IPC subclasses for any plain text.


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Terrier is a highly flexible, efficient, effective, and robust search engine with state-of-the-art indexing and retrieval functionality. 

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All prototypes on the IRF Industry Portal use the same set of data: MAREC, which consists of 19 million patent documents, nearly half of which include full text in English, French or German, normalized to a highly structured XML format.

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ExoPatent is an ontology-driven demonstration platform that enables exploration of patent documents using multiple search paradigms.


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Solr is an open source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library with XML/HTTP and JSON APIs.


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TWINC (To WIN Chemathlon) is a user-friendly interactive web-based platform dedicated to patent search in the domain of chemistry and life sciences. It has been developed by the BiTeM Group within the context of the PatOlympics.  

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The Carrot4MAREC project provides a web front interface to indexing engines developed in the community. It is based on the open source project Carrot2.  

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