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Derwent World Patents Index Enhanced on Dialog
Thomson Scientific (http://www.scientific.thomson.com) announced that Dialog has released the enhanced version of Derwent World Patents Index—DWPI (Files 350, 351, 352). Enhancements include new content, improved indexing, and better display options. The improved DWPI database also accommodates the requirements of the International Patent Classification (IPC) version 8, which entered into force Jan. 1, 2006. A comprehensive list of enhancements, including a sample record, is available at http://www.dialog.com/dwpi.
The content added to DWPI includes the following:
Source: Thomson Scientific
- New, original patent data, including the original patent titles and abstracts; original patent titles are available in multiple languages
- Extra bibliographic data, such as full inventor names and associated addresses, patent assignee addresses, and patent agent information
- 750,000 documentation abstracts in text-searchable format available for the first time; original abstracts are available in multiple languages
- Multiple drawing and chemical structure images display, in addition to a representative drawing, in-line with the relevant text
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