An Integrated Ontology-Based Approach for Patent Classification in Medical Engineering

  • Sandra GeislerEmail author
  • Christoph Quix
  • Rihan Hai
  • Sanchit Alekh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10649)


Medical engineering (ME) is an interdisciplinary domain with short innovation cycles. Usually, researchers from several fields cooperate in ME research projects. To support the identification of suitable partners for a project, we present an integrated approach for patent classification combining ideas from topic modeling, ontology modeling & matching, bibliometric analysis, and data integration. First evaluation results show that the use of semantic technologies in patent classification can indeed increase the quality of the results.



This work has been supported by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH in the context of the mi-Mappa project (, project no. 00.263.2015). We thank our project partners from the Institute of Applied Medical Engineering at the Helmholtz Institute of RWTH Aachen University & Hospital, especially Dr. Robert Farkas, for the fruitful discussions about the approach and for providing the patent data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Geisler
    • 2
    Email author
  • Christoph Quix
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rihan Hai
    • 1
  • Sanchit Alekh
    • 1
  1. 1.Information SystemsRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FITSankt AugustinGermany

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