The Intellectual Property (IP)&Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the 50th anniversary of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), its flagship, proprietary database that is the world's most trusted source of patent information. This announcement marks the start of a year long celebration in honour of DWPI, as well as the inclusion of the 50th data source in DWPI: Indonesia. On this milestone anniversary, DWPI continues to provide professionals with authoritative, editorially enhanced patent data from 48 worldwide patent authorities and two literature sources.
The Thomson Reuters DWPI database enables professionals to more easily research and understand the world's innovations through editorially curated, English-language abstracting and indexing of patent documents. Today, DWPI covers more than 23 million inventions (basic records/patent families) detailed in over 50 million patent documents and is used by more than 40 patent offices worldwide.
DWPI's reliable and enhanced patent data contains many key features that distinguish it as the most trusted source of patent research information available. Patent records contain descriptive titles, abstracts summarising an invention's novelty using industry terminology, and corrections to important bibliographic information, including misspelled assignee and inventor names, erroneous priority data, missing classification codes and more. An expertly trained staff of several hundred editors applies over 5,000 rules to normalise, standardise, correct and enhance patent records resulting in approximately 6,000 corrections each week.
DWPI also features unique coding and indexing systems that are intellectually and consistently applied across all patent authorities and technologies allowing for precise, relevant and accurate retrieval of information. The intensive editorial process and quality checks result in authoritative and accurate patent data giving users insights that might otherwise be missed.
Derwent World Patents Index provides a complete view of activity in emerging and growing markets with global patent coverage in English, including the Asia-Pacific region. The country coverage was recently enhanced with the inclusion of records published by the Indonesian patent office. The latest addition brings the coverage in DWPI to 50, further extending the global footprint of its editorially enhanced content. The new Indonesian coverage includes all patent applications and short-term patents published from January 2011 to present.
Academic publisher SAGE has announced that SAGE Reference titles and online library resources continue to receive recognition for their excellence. This year, Library Journal has selected a key SAGE/CQ Press database and eight SAGE titles to be included in its annual Best Reference 2012 feature.
The annual Library Journal Best Reference list recognises the top reference titles that have been reviewed in the journal during the previous year. The honoured titles reflect a diversity of subjects, clearly representing the growing and varied list of significant reference resources available to researchers from SAGE and CQ Press.
Calling it 'sleek' and 'dynamic' and the 'first stop for statistics about the United States,' Library Journal recognised State Stats, (SAGE/CQ Press) as one of the best databases of 2012. The SAGE Reference titles that are being honoured for the Library Journal Best Reference 2012 list include The Encyclopedia of Housing, by Andrew T. Carswell; Encyclopedia of New Venture Management, by Matthew R. Marvel; Encyclopedia of Global Studies, by Helmut K. Anheier&Mark Juergensmeyer; Encyclopedia of U.S. - Latin American Relations, by Thomas M. Leonard; The African American Electorate: A Statistical History, by Walton, Hanes, Jr.&others; Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage, by Carl A. Zimring&William L. Rathje; Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, by James A. Banks; and The Social History of Crime&Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia, by Wilbur R. Miller.
The London Book Fair has announced that the tenth annual Lifetime Achievement Award in International Publishing, will be awarded to Michael Krüger, CEO of Hanser Verlag. Michael, who began working at Hanser in 1968, is credited with making the publishing house one of the most important literary groups in Germany.
Hanser has published an impressive 16 literary Nobel Prize winners. Of these, Michael is the editor of Milosz, Eugenio Montale, Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Elias Canetti, Thomas Tranströmer and Herta Müller. Michael's impeccable list of award-winning English language writers (both fiction and non-fiction) includes Barack Obama, Philip Roth, Susan Sontag, Michael Ondaatje, Lisa Moore, Nik Cohn, Michael Frayn, Colm Toíbín, Edmund de Waal, Philipp Blom and Robert Harrison.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has made a truly significant mark in the sphere of global publishing. It is open to publishers, agents, editors, scouts and anyone else involved in international publishing from any country in the world. The award is judged by The London Book Fair Advisory Board, made up of senior figures in the international publishing industry, under the inaugural chairmanship of David Roche, Non-Executive Chair, The London Book Fair.
The London Book Fair's Advisory Board voted on Michael Krüger after debating the merits of a shortlist of international publishing figures.
Scope eKnowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of content enhancement and knowledge services, has announced that it has now successfully delivered more than 2.7 million English abstracts for non-English language documents. Since 2002, Scope has offered Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) services to leading STM publishers worldwide. Leveraging this experience, Scope developed TranSCIse, a technology-enabled hybrid abstraction and indexing solution for enhancing the discoverability of non-English literature in search engines and A&I services.
Scope's TranSCIse uses automation and an iterative approach for optimal English translation of the original non-English language document. It employs linguistic rules, multi-lingual dictionaries, technical glossaries and natural language processing (NLP) algorithms to ensure contextual relevance of translated terms. The TranSCIse solution includes intervention by subject matter experts (SMEs) with relevant language skills to validate and enhance the quality of the translated content.
The functionality of Scope's content abstraction solution, ConSCIse, is integrated into TranSCIse for automatic initial summarisation of the translated text through keyword and sentence extraction and NLP-based scoring. In addition, Scope's capabilities to apply indices and/or controlled vocabularies are integrated into the solution.
Commenting on this milestone, Tram Venkatraman, President, Scope, said, "At Scope, we employ the proven, cost-effective assisted automation approach - a combination of machine translation and editorial enhancement for high-quality translation and abstracts to enhance the discoverability of content. Integrated with self-learning algorithms, the TranSCIse platform is constantly updated for fine-tuning of the automatic translation process."
M.A. Eswaran, Senior Vice President of Scope, cited, "In recent years, nearly 30% of the content processed for our clients were non-English source documents. Scope has developed TranSCIse to meet our clients' increasing requirements to integrate more non-English content into their products. Scope is capable of handling documents in German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish languages."
Scope will demonstrate TranSCIse as well as its other products at the upcoming London Book Fair. Visit us at Stand # T720 in Earls Court 2 hall - Publishing Solutions section to know more about Scope offerings.
Commercial organisations, government agencies, and non-profits (known as 'Seekers') are able to post 'Challenges' on the Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion. These 'Challenges' are well-articulated descriptions of scientific and technical problems that require innovative solutions. The Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion provides these 'Seekers' with unprecedented access to a global pool of problem solvers, including InnoCentive's existing 285,000-person-strong solver network and Scientific American's audience of five million monthly visitors to ScientificAmerican.com.
The Scientific American Open Innovation pavilion marks the growth of InnoCentive's collaboration with Nature Publishing Group (NPG), Scientific American's parent organisation. In June 2009, InnoCentive and NPG launched the nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion, which is hosted on InnoCentive.com and nature.com, www.nature.com/openinnovation.
The Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion is one of several Scientific American initiatives that center on solving real life science challenges. Since May 2011, the magazine has actively promoted citizen science projects at http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science. In 2012, Scientific American launched the Science in Action Award, powered by the Google Science Fair, which recognises a project by young scientists that addresses a social, environmental or health issue to make a practical difference in the lives of a community.