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Nov302010

Google To Translate Over 1.5 Million European Patent Documents

The European Patent Office and Google signed a memorandum of understanding to improve access to over 1.5 million patent documents in multiple languages.

Under the collaboration, Google’s using their machine translation technology to help the European Patent Office translate the 38 member countries patents.

The EPO will benefit in that they will have translated patents and help pave way for a single pan-European patent system.

Google will benefit in that they will use the knowledge to better improve their machine translation technology and Google will gain around 1.5 million documents, adding 50,000 new patent grants yearly to Google’s patent database.

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