|Author (Person)||Huberty, Mark, Serwaah, Amma|
|Series Title||Bruegel Working Paper|
|Series Details||No. 10i, September 2014|
|Publication Date||September 2014|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
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The inventors in PATSTAT are often duplicates: the same person or company may be split into multiple entries in PATSTAT, each associated to different patents. In this paper, we address this problem with an algorithm that efficiently de-duplicates the data. It needs minimal manual input and works well even on consumer-grade computers. Comparisons between entries are not limited to their names, and thus this algorithm is an improvement over earlier ones that required extensive manual work or overly cautious clean-up of the names.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|