Paper: Generating Patent Claims From Interactive Input

ACL ID W96-0407
Title Generating Patent Claims From Interactive Input
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996

Patent claims are the subject of legal protection. They must be formulated according to a set of precise syntactic, lexical and stylistic guidelines. Composing patent claims is a complex task, even for experts. In this paper we report about an tmplemented system for supporting authoring claims for patents describing apparatuses. The system generates claim texts from the input specified partly by the stored conceptual text schemata and partly by the input from the user. The result of the interactive content acquisition stage is a shaUow-level representation which can be considered a draft to be automatically revised into the final text of the claim.