Is Family Cluster Searching better than Semantic searching?

Summary

In an earlier blog we compared the earlier version of Cluster Searching to some semantic search options, based on the round number patent US9,000,000, and concluded that it was.

We have just released a family based version of Cluster Searching – which is an opportunity to compare this version to both the earlier (now replaced) version and also the semantic search engine.

And what did we find?

The graph below compares the numbers of features found for Family Cluster Searching, the earlier Cluster Searching, and some semantic searching options.

 

Family-Cluster-vs-Semantic.gif

 

  • This shows that Family Cluster Searching is improved over the earlier Cluster Searching (and much better in usability). This improvement is what we expected – the data in Family Cluster is more robust
  • But both are better than the other search engines tested.

 

How we did it

The earlier blog contains details of how we did the initial analysis. Essentially we counted a list of key features in the most similar patents.

For each analysis we created a table of these key features. This table for Family Cluster Searching is shown below.

 

Patent

Patent title

Collection of rainwater for car windscreen washing?

Chemical treatment of the water?

Cartridge system for chemicals?

Points

US5669986

Replenishment of vehicle windshield washer solvent using rainwater

yes

no

no

1

US3738575

Automatic windshield washer reservoir filling and mixing means

yes

yes

no

2

US6266842

Windshield cleaning device with liquid collection

yes

yes

no

2

WO2007059926

Window wiping water system

yes

yes

no

2

US9162912

Water purifier

no

no

no

0

Total points

 

7

 

This in turn was based on this simple query found here

US9000000_query.jpg

 

For further information on this analyis, including the other search engines tested, please contact us

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