Python scripts for processing USPTO inventor and patent data
The following collection of scripts performs pre- and post-processing on patent data as part of the patent inventor disambiguation process. Raw patent data is obtained from Google Bulk Patent Download.
For a high-level overview of the patentprocessor toolchain, please see our technical report.
For a description of configuration of the patentprocessor toolchain, please see this technical report.
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There are several steps in the patentprocessor toolchain:
- Retrieve/locate parsing target
- Execute parsing phase
- Run preliminary disambiguations:
- assignee disambiguation
- location disambiguation
- Prepare input for inventor disambiguation
- Disambiguate inventors (external process)
- Ingest disambiguated inventors into database
Installation and Configuration of the Preprocessing Environment
The python-based preprocessor is tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and MacOSX 10.6. Any flavor of Unix with the following installed should work, though it is possible to get the toolchain running on Windows.
If you have
installed, you can simplify the installation process by just running
sudo pip install -r requirements.txt from within the patentprocessor directory.
Please file an issue if you find another dependency.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-dev sudo apt-get install python-setuptools sudo easy_install -U distribute sudo apt-get install -y python-Levenshtein make libmysqlclient-dev python-mysqldb python-pip python-zmq python-numpy gfortran libopenblas-dev liblapack-dev g++ sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev python-sqlite redis-server sudo pip install -r requirements.txt