Paper: Automatic Text Simplification For Handling Intellectual Property (The Case of Multiple Patent Claims)

ACL ID W14-5605
Title Automatic Text Simplification For Handling Intellectual Property (The Case of Multiple Patent Claims)
Venue Workshop on Automatic Text Simplification - Methods and Applications in the Multilingual Society
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Handling intellectual property involves the cognitive process of understanding the innovation de- scribed in the body of patent claims. In this paper we present an on-going project on a multi-level text simplification to assist experts in this complex task. Two levels of simplification procedure are de- scribed. The macro-level simplification results in the visualization of the hierarchy of multiple claims. The micro-level simplification includes visualization of the claim terminology, decomposition of the claim complex structure into a set of simple sentences and building a graph explicitly showing the in- terrelations of the invention elements. The methodology is implemented in an experimental text sim- plifying computer system. The motivation underlying this research is to develop to...