It is possible to access NPL in OPS?

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Alberto231
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It is possible to access NPL in OPS?

Post by Alberto231 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:06 am

Hi,

I tried to access a NPL document in OPS, without success.

The NPL document I tried to access is XP000530274.

I found the same NPL document by using Espacenet.

I guess that OPS can not access NPL documents. True?

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Re: It is possible to access NPL in OPS?

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:16 am

Hi,

Is this what you are looking for (click image to enlarge)?
NPL.JPG


This is XML and as you see OPS even gives you a kind of citation for that NPL:
</citation>
<citation cited-phase="national-search-report" cited-by="examiner" sequence="8">
<nplcit num="1">
<text>- MILLER J G ET AL, "ACCESSING MESSAGES YOUR WAY", AT &amp; T TECHNOLOGY, AMERICAN TELEPHONE &amp; TELEGRAPH CO. SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY, US, (19950321), vol. 10, no. 1, ISSN 0889-8979, pages 6 - 09, XP000530274
[A] 1-15
* page 2, column 2 *</text>
</nplcit>
<category>A</category>
</citation>

Regards,
Vesna for OPS


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Re: It is possible to access NPL in OPS?

Post by Alberto231 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:23 pm

Hi,

tank you for your replay about the NPL content.

My question is "how to find an NPL document, knowing its identifier".

In Espacenet, if you know the identifier of an NPL document, as for example
XP000530274, you enter this identifier in the field "publication number",
then you activate a search, and you access the suitable NPL document
(more properly: some metadata of this document).

With OPS instead, if you make a query with this NPL document identifier
(hence if you do the query pn=XP000530274), no result is obtained.

It should be possible that the OPS requires a different index name for NPL,
but I do not found this name in table 28 at pages 132-133 of indexes.

May you help? Thank you and best regards.


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Re: It is possible to access NPL in OPS?

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:19 pm

Hi,

You can not get NPL in any other way then what I showed you before, NPL ARE citations only so you need to use CT as a field identifier and then add the XP number, same as I did. OPS is no Espacenet, its only access to the web service that gives you raw data and XP's are no publication numbers but citations. The logic for searching in Espacenet and OPS is not identical, but both have XP documents.

Regards,
Vesna for OPS


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