Hunting Trolls with Neo4j!

Allison Sparrow shared a link to Patentula, a company interested in finding better ways to explore patent data and hunt patent trolls. What caught my attention is this quote from the video below:

What we tried to do with it, is bypass any sort of keyword processing in order to find similar patents. The reason we’ve done this is to avoid the problems encountered by other systems that rely on natural language processing or semantic analysis simply because patents are built to avoid detection by similar keywords…we use network topology (specifically citation network topology) to mine the US patent database in order to predict similar documents.


When dealing with a large text dataset, most folks jump right into NLP and semantic analysis, it’s interesting to learn when that’s not such a good idea.

Check out the full video:

… and if you wanted to see just how exciting troll hunting can be:

>8-]

Tagged , , , ,

One thought on “Hunting Trolls with Neo4j!

  1. […] Hunting Trolls with Neo4j! by Max De Marzi. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,682 other followers

%d bloggers like this: