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SIPO Search Engine and New Chinese-to-English Patent Translations.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 6, 2008

Per this recent press release at the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China:

On August 25, Open Day of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China, SIPO launched a patent information Chinese-to-English machine translation online service, Li Yuguang, Deputy Commissioner of SIPO attended a ceremony to celebrate the event.

SIPO launched the service to meet global demands for Chinese patent information. The service allows English language searching for the bibliographic data and abstracts of the published Chinese patent documents, on-the-fly machine translation English results of the searched fulltexts (claims, specifications) of inventions and utility models will be provided as a helpful way for browsing Chinese patent documents.

The first launch of the patent information machine translation service is mainly for test purpose with an aim to collect users’ feedback during their use, which is of crucial importance for the further improvement of the machine translation readability. Technologies supporting the service are mainly developed by the China Patent Information Center (CPIC), a subsidiary organization of the SIPO.

The new database may be accessed here.

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