Blog from August, 2019

We hope to see you at this years' PIUG NE Regional Conference (ne19program) - September 23-25 in Iselin, NJ!  We're kicking off the conference with an STN Patent Forum, followed by a full day of plenary talks, followed by a half day of vendor-sponsored workshops!  Don't miss out!

There is also a networking dinner Tuesday night, after the plenary session (ne19networking) - sign up and join us!

Shelley Pavlek (on behalf of the program & planning committees)

AI-SDV is the "The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization"  

Presentations should emphasise new trends in intelligence, search, mining, analytics and visualization research and technology, and directly related areas   

AI-SDV brings together specialists in scientific and technical information, who want to update themselves and learn the latest from practitioners and technology specialists working in the field of AI, text and data mining, analytics, digitization 2.0, deep learning, visualisation, etc. The conference is an integral part of a three-day event of learning, networking and exploring technologies and concepts that are changing the way individuals and organisations work, rest and play. 

Conference topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • User – vendor case study relating to successful software implementation
  •  AI, Machine Learning, Machine Translation and Deep Learning
  •  New tools for competitive intelligence
  •  Search engine development, personalisation, recommendation engines, collaborative filtering
  •  Scraping content, semantic technologies
  •   New visualization tools and mapping
  •   Innovative tools for analysing or manipulating big data including news analysis
  •    Text and Data Mining tools
  •    Advances in text searching and analysis such as patent, techno-economic and news   searching), mining, mapping and analysis
  • User identification and testing new information tools
  •  Training and adoption  

The conference includes plenary sessions, expert panels and product updates from practitioners, vendors and subject matter specialists.   

Presentation submissions should include:

  • An engaging title
  • Short descriptive abstract - what attendees will take away from your talk
  •  Speaker biography (max 200 words)  

News of new innovative products or beta versions with substantial upgrades may also be of interest to attendees. 

Presentations accepted will be expected to make real contributions within the field of scientific, technical, business, patent and information searching, analysis and data mining – or in furthering the understanding of meeting participants within these areas.  

All presentations will be in plenary sessions to the full conference audience – there are no parallel or breakout sessions taking place.   

Conference language is English. Presenters receive one complimentary pass to the two-day conference (one registration per presentation).  Speaker reimbursement is not normally provided.   

Please send your proposals to Christoph Haxel at Dr. Haxel CEM GmbH (c @  

Deadline: 30th November 2019. However, we would also welcome proposals, suggestions, sponsorship enquiries, etc. prior to this date. 

There are also a very limited number of exhibition (table-top) spaces available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the organisers early to secure a place. An additional benefit of exhibiting is that all exhibitors are provided with a short “product presentation” slot during the main conference.   

The organisers are also interested in featuring one (max two) post-conference workshops, which should be in the subject areas relevant to attendees. If you are interested in running a workshop please contact Christoph Haxelfor an initial discussion.

20 years ago this week, equipped with a 500-CD-capacity, 6-drive Panasonice jukebox loaded with Japanese patent A and B documents, some servers and a couple T1s, Paterra, Inc. launched the first fully automated internet service for machine translation of patents. The JPO's service wouldn't come online until 7 months later. Google Translate wouldn't come online for another 6 years.

I want to thank all of our clients who made this service possible.

And thanks to PIUG for bringing a market together that we could serve.

Alan Engel

Hi everyone,

STN is running the following e-Seminar in September -

Title: Searching value-Added Derwent Polymer Indexing in DWPI on STNext®

Abstract: Polymer searching is a uniquely challenging prospect, given all of the various ways polymers can be described in patents and the frequent need to also search for relevant properties and applications. This joint e-Seminar with Clarivate Analytics and FIZ Karlsruhe will show how the Derwent polymer indexing system greatly simplifies that task. The Derwent enhanced polymer indexing system will be explained in detail. The search examples will illustrate how to create polymer search strategies on STNext, including the correct proximity operators for linking polymers with the related concepts for optimal retrieval.

Date: September 19, 2019

3:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

2:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

8:00 am Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

Date: September 19, 2019

8:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

7:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

11:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

To register for these events, please visit –

Best regards,


Jim Brown

FIZ Karlsuhe, Inc.