IPaMin 2014


First International Workshop on Patent Mining and Its Applications

October 6-7, 2014
University of Hildesheim, Germany

The importance of exploiting knowledge in patents is constantly increasing. A large percentage of the most recent technical knowledge is only available in patent documents. Patent mining and the automatic analysis of large numbers of patents are necessary to identify trends in research and development. Applications include the identification of potential areas of investment, avoiding duplicating efforts, competitor analysis, and patent landscape mapping.

Advanced methods in information technology bear much potential for improving access to patents and to gain knowledge form patents.

This workshop wants to identify current innovative research in patent mining and build a map of research and needs. Another topic will be the discussion about evaluation approaches to patent mining. Several important initiatives have dealt with information retrieval from patents (NTCIR, CLEF-IP, TREC Chem). However, there are few benchmarks for evaluating applications with vaguely defined goals as involved in patent mining.

Some of the basic assumptions for information retrieval and text mining need to be revisited for patent mining. Due to the nature of patent documents, innovative approaches need to be taken for automatic analysis of patents and in general for big data analytics of scientific content.


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Patent Analytics
  • Information extraction from patents
  • Modeling of patent documents
  • Temporal modelling based on patents
  • Trend mining
  • Prescriptive Analytics
  • Approaches to deal with patent terminology
  • Visualization to support human mining tasks
  • User interfaces for patent mining
  • Issues on developing benchmarks for patent mining
  • Lifecycle models of technology applied to mining approaches
  • Advanced Information Retrieval Approaches using Patent Analytics
  • Large scale big data analytics on scientific texts which could be applied to patents
  • Innovative products for patent mining
  • Complex Event Processing
  • Data management for patent mining
  • Applications based on data mining and analytics

The workshop provides a forum for scientific discussion and the exchange of ideas. The workshop wants to attract both practitioners from industry as well as academic researchers. A practical track for the presentation of innovative products, structured information needs or best practice in patent mining are also welcome.

Tentative Program

Oct. 6th

9.00 - 12.00 (Collaboration meetings)

  • Germany-China-Korea Joint academic pre-meeting, ISTIC, KISTI

13.00 – 18.00 (Pre-Workshop & Committee meeting)

  • Workshop Registration
  • Welcoming Words First International Workshop on Patent Mining and Its Applications Workshop and Introduction
  • Program Committee meeting: Discussion of future plans for IPAMIN
  • Workshop and Project meeting: University of Hildesheim - FIZ Karlsruhe

19:00 ~ (Dinner)

Oct. 7th

9.00 - 16.00 (Main workshop)

  • Jens Weber, Minhee Cho, Mikyoung Lee, Sa-Kwang Song, Michaela Geierhos and Hanmin Jung SYSTEM THINKING: CRAFTING SCENARIOS FOR PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS
  • Frederik Simon Bäumer, Jangwon Gim, Do-Heon Jeong, Michaela Geierhos and Hanmin Jung Linked Open Data System for Scientific Data Sets
  • Hongqi Han, Shuo Xu, Zhu Lijun, Xiaodong Qiao and Jie Gui Mining Technical Topic Network from Chinese Patents
  • Hidir Aras, René Hackl-Sommer, Michael Schwantner and Mustafa Sofean Applications and Challenges of Text Mining with Patents
  • Han Zhang, Shuo Xu, Xiaodong Qiao, Zhaofeng Zhang and Hongqi Han Infinite Coauthor Topic Model (Infinite coAT): A Non-Parametric Generalization for coAT model
  • Dominik Herr, Qi Han, Steffen Lohmann, Sören Brügmann and Thomas Ertl Exploring Large Patent Collections with IPC Clouds
  • Julia Maria Struß, Thomas Mandl, Michael Schwantner and Christa Womser-Hacker Understanding Trends in the Patent Domain
  • Linda Andersson, Mihai Lupu, Joao Palotti, Florina Piroi, Allan Hanbury and Andreas Rauber Insight to hyponymy lexical relation extraction in the patent genre versus other text genres
  • Daniel Eisinger, Jan Mönnich and Michael Schroeder Developing Semantic Search for the Patent Domain
  • Discussion on Challenges in Patent Mining

Co-Located Event

The International Workshop on Patent Mining will be a Satellite Event of KONVENS, the Conference on Natural Language Processing (“Konferenz zur Verarbeitung Natürlicher Sprache”). KONVENS seeks to offer a broad perspective on current research and developments within the interdisciplinary field of natural language processing. It provides a forum for researchers from all disciplines relevant to this field of research to present their work.

Program Chairs

  • Hanmin Jung, Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) Korea
  • Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany
  • Sa-kwang Song, Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) Korea
  • Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim, Germany
  • Shuo Xu, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), China
  • Lijun Zhu, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), China


  • Submissions 14. July 2014
  • Notification 20. August 2014
  • Camera Ready Contributions 20. September 2014

Types of Submissions

  • Full Papers (6 pages)
  • Short Papers (2-4 pages): Position papers or work in progress
  • Demonstration (2 pages): Presentation of systems or prototypes
  • Submissions need to be made in English and should be in PDF format
  • Submissions need to follow the ACM format.
  • Submissions will be accepted via the EasyChair System.