The objective of the PaIR (Patent Information Retrieval) workshops is to provide a forum for Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management scientists as well as Patent Retrieval experts from industry to study the next generation of patent search tools. Patent Information Retrieval specialists in the 21st century face many challenges.
They must search very large numbers of documents in multiple languages, expressing complex technological concepts through sophisticated legal clauses. Despite a great deal of theoretical development in Information Retrieval techniques, advanced search tools for patent professionals are still in their infancy.
The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management scientists as well as Patent Retrieval experts from industry to study the next generation of patent search tools. We encourage IP professionals to present their special information needs and IR&KM researchers to present relevant technical ideas, for example for high recall search in prior art searching.
We will also promote exchange of ideas on measuring the progress of system performance for retrieval tasks in the intellectual property domain.
The PaIR'11 workshop will be collocated with CIKM, 24 October 2011, Glasgow, UK.
- Individual Workshop Papers: July 6, 2011
- Notification of Acceptance: July 29, 2011
- Camera Ready: August 12, 2011 (hard deadline for publication)
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The PaIR'10 workshop was collocated with CIKM, 26 October 2010, Toronto, CA.
The PaIR'09 workshop has taken place in Hong Kong in November 2009.
Proceedings of the PaIR'08 workshop, Napa Valley, California, US, 30 October 2008 are published in the.