"With semantic search technology we have changed the very nature of online patent research by providing users with an additional means of researching patent and non-patent prior art," said Peter Vanderheyden, LexisNexis vice president of Global Intellectual Property.
LexisNexis says the semantic search technology will feature the following:
- Transparency: The semantic tech will "enhance" each query and then shown to the user for complete understanding.
- Increased control: Users have the ability to add, delete, increase or decrease the importance of all query words in a visual query interface called a "querycloud."
- Fully federated: The semantic search platform can associate semantic searches to virtually any index, whether it resides internally or on the web.
- Scalability: The LexisNexis index includes semantic intelligence from over 10 million patent documents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent index.