Report:Patent Analysis Search System/Viewing Results/Viewing Full Text
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Viewing Full Text
After the user clicks on the hyperlinked title of a document in the result list, he or she is taken to the full document view. Relevant bibliographic data is organized and displayed at the top of the page, followed by the abstract, claims, and detailed description sections of the patent. As seen in the below screenshot, search terms are highlighted in blue throughout the document. It is worth noting that unlike some competing patent search tools, none of the data fields are collapsible.
When multiple search terms have been used in a query, the user can 'jump' from one instance of a term in the document to the next by using the search term navigation menu on the left side of the screen. The arrows are used to jump to the previous or next instance of that term in the current document. One limitation of this feature is that all hit terms are highlighted in blue, rather than in different and distinct colors, as in some competing search tools. The highlighting feature does support truncation. This means that even hit terms found using a truncation operator will still be highlighted when viewing the full text record. The screenshot below shows this navigation menu.
When viewing a record that contains data fields in multiple languages, an option appears in the upper-right to view in one of the other languages. This is the case primarily when viewing European documents, but many WO/PCT records also have titles and abstracts in multiple languages. The language option “View in German" and "View in French" translates the title, and sometimes abstract and/or claims, but never the entire document.
One feature that is missing from this interface is a way to navigate to the next document in the result set while viewing the full text. As it stands, the user must navigate back to the result list, and then select the next result. Currently, some records in the Australian database are bibliographic only, while others contain a detailed description (although many of these records are plagued with scanning errors). The screenshot below shows an example of an Australian record.
Users of PatentAnalysis.com should be aware that many Australian records are incomplete and/or contain some scanning errors. This is due to the fact that they were digitized using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). To be fair, PatentAnalysis.com does state that their Australian database in a beta phase of development.