Thomson Reuters Reinvents Keyword Search Technology with New Smart Search for Thomson Innovation

Thomson Reuters has reinvented search technology for intellectual property (IP) researchers in its latest update to Thomson Innovation, making the solution more intuitive and comprehensive for its users.

Thomson Innovation brings together the world’s most comprehensive international patent coverage and the industry's most powerful IP analysis tools, helping users make more accurate, informed decisions. The latest release to Thomson Innovation updates the Smart Search feature, which now allows users to search using full blocks of text in addition to traditional Boolean search terms.

Using a patent-pending search algorithm that searches information from Thomson Reuters’ world class IP databases, Smart Search frees users from the limitations of a typical semantic query. More than a usual keyword search, Smart Search extracts keywords or smart themes from a block of text, and feeds them into the search algorithm, giving users access to the most comprehensive, relevant results. 

An obvious efficiency improvement, the new Smart Search functionality also reduces the likelihood of error or omission based on an incomplete semantic query. Smart Search stress-tests, or quickly checks the validity and comprehensiveness of traditional searches and also stands alone, conducting preliminary due diligence in particular technology areas. Smart Search results, which display as a series of smart themes, allow users to quickly identify keywords from information disclosure statements (IDS), patents or other full-length text documents. This intuitive display of key information makes Thomson Innovation easier to navigate for casual users and experienced research professionals alike.

For more information on Thomson Innovation, or to request a demo of how Smart Search works, visit http://clarivate.com/product/thomson-innovation.