Errors in start-page number for several cases

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FJPol
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Errors in start-page number for several cases

Post by FJPol » Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:49 pm

Dear All,

I have realised that in many PCT cases the start-page retrievable via "http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/pu ... er}/images" for the A1 publication is not correct. I cite three examples below, but I believe I have found many others:

- WO2022197375A1
- WO2022219553A1
- WO2022221062A1

Could it be possible to have these errors corrected? Please let me know if further info would be of help.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Best regards,
FJ


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Re: Errors in start-page number for several cases

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:20 am

Hi,

Indeed, order is strange. I asked colleagues in charge of image data if they could check, correct, or request new data from WIPO.

Thank you for reporting that to us.

Regards,
Vesna for OPS support


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Re: Errors in start-page number for several cases

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:10 pm

Hi,

Apparently, colleagues have reloaded the mentioned WO's, but they still have to check if the issue is indeed bigger than just what you have found. Thank you again for reporting this back to us and I hope the rest will be fixed soon as well.

Regards,
Vesna for OPS support


FJPol
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Re: Errors in start-page number for several cases

Post by FJPol » Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:46 pm

Thank you very much.

Best regards,


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Re: Errors in start-page number for several cases

Post by martien » Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:36 am

Hi,

after a comparable experience, I decided to use only "FullDocument" data.
Getting this in a structure I get for WO2022221062A1:

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...
'FullDocument' => {
                     'link' => 'published-data/images/WO/2022221062/A1/fullimage',
                     'sections_loop' => [
                                          {
                                            'sectionname' => 'ABSTRACT',
                                            'start_page' => '1'
                                          },
                                          {
                                            'start_page' => '1',
                                            'sectionname' => 'BIBLIOGRAPHY'
                                          },
                                          {
                                            'start_page' => '89',
                                            'sectionname' => 'CLAIMS'
                                          },
                                          {
                                            'start_page' => '3',
                                            'sectionname' => 'DESCRIPTION'
                                          },
                                          {
                                            'sectionname' => 'DRAWINGS',
                                            'start_page' => '103'
                                          },
                                          {
                                            'sectionname' => 'SEARCH_REPORT',
                                            'start_page' => '148'
                                          }
                                        ],
                     'replaced' => 0,
                     'kind' => 'A1',
                     'number_of_pages' => '152',
                     'formats_loop' => [
                                         'application/pdf',
                                         'application/tiff'
                                       ],
                     'ori_doc' => 'WO2022221062A1',
                     'corresp_doc' => 'WO2022221062A1',
                     'doc_number' => '2022221062',
                     'country' => 'WO',
                     'family_id' => '81748324'
                   }
...
Here you see, that ABSTRACT and BIBLIOGRAPHY both start on page 1.
Since DESCRIPTION starts on page 3, you have to _know_ that ABSTRACT is the first section and you may not trust the order within this structure. So, getting all the pages in the right order you have to build an ordered loop of the sections and read c.q. calculate the start and stop pages for each section.

If the OPS colleagues could expand the sections_loop with a "end_page" per section, there wouldn't be any trouble at all.

Best regards,
Martien


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Re: Errors in start-page number for several cases

Post by FJPol » Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:33 pm

Nice way around!

Thanks for sharing, Martien


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