How filters work in Amplified

Fundamentally filters work just like traditional Boolean search tools. You can limit search results by requiring them to include particular keywords, class codes, assignees, or inventors. Multiple filters are combined with Boolean logic. You can also use filters to exclude results that match particular criteria.

Using filters alongside AI sorting requires a subtle change in technique

In traditional patent searching, Boolean queries are used to try to capture as many relevant results as possible in a result set that with as little noise as possible. To accomplish this the queries usually have to become quite complex combining class codes, keywords, synonyms, and advanced search logic like proximity operators.

In Amplified filters are used very differently from traditional queries. Filters are meant to be fast, surgical tools that let you rapidly determine if a relevant results exist. This is possible because Amplified's AI sorting does a good job of keeping out noise and prioritizing the right technical fields. So instead of requiring class codes and detailed keyword lists to define scope you can focus on searching iteratively using fewer and more focused keywords.

Tips on using filters effectively in Amplified

Filters are meant to be lightweight and iterative
Get started with just one or two and see how the results change to develop an intuition about the technology space and how other's describe similar concepts. You'll learn a tremendous amount in a very short period of time.

Toggle filters OFF as you find relevant results
Instead of trying to cover every possible synonym and term, use filters to rapidly find relevant results then use those to train Neural mode. You can use the filter toggle to see new AI results without the limitations. This will help you to close any gaps in your search and find results that would be missed even by traditional queries. Plus you can take what you learn and then iterate further with filters back on.

The difference between filters and project settings

Amplified splits filters into two groups:

  1. Iterative filters that change frequently throughout your project. These are grouped under FILTER RESULTS and include keywords, class codes, assignees, and inventors. You can use the ON/OFF toggle to quickly enable or disable all of these filters at once.
  2. Relatively static filters that don't get changed much. These are grouped under PROJECT SETTINGS and include date, legal status, publication type, and patent office limitations. Turning these limitations on or off has to be done individually.

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