How to obtain the number of claims of a patent in OPS?

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fran
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How to obtain the number of claims of a patent in OPS?

Post by fran » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:03 am

Dear OPS Support,

I have a question about how to Obtain the number of claims for a patent on OPS.

For the following patent I have no problems. accumulation tags "<claim-text>" and thus get the correct number.

http://ops.epo.org/3.1/rest-services/pu ... 529/claims

But in other patents such as this, I am not able to get the number of claims. Because OPS returns all claims grouped into a single label "<claim-text>".

http://ops.epo.org/3.1/rest-services/pu ... 133/claims

Is there any way to get the number of claims correctly?,

Thanks in advance.
Francisco


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Re: How to obtain the number of claims of a patent in OPS?

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:35 am

Dear user,

Unfortunately, we receive full text from different jurisdictions and in different formats and we load it as we get it. I can not offer any workaround for cases such as you 2nd one is.

Regards,
OPS support


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Re: How to obtain the number of claims of a patent in OPS?

Post by claessen » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:38 am

Yes, there is an easy way to count the claims. Strip the tags from the result string to get just the text of the claims. Then use any text analysis library/API to count the sentences. You may also want to remove any occurences of "1." or "2." in order to avoid confusion or interpretation of these as sentences.

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