Ranking Algorithms: Application for Patent Citation Network

A book chapter written by

Hayley Beltz, Timothy Rutledge, Raoul R. Wadhwa,  Péter Bruck,  

Jan Tobochnik, Anikó Fülöp, György Fenyvesi and  Péter Érdi

Ranking Algorithms: Application for Patent Citation Network 

in: Information Quality in Information Fusion and Decision Making

Ediitors: Éloi Bossé and Galina L. Rogova (Springer, 2019)

How do technologies evolve in time? One way of answering this is by studying the US patent citation network. We begin this exploration by looking at macroscopic temporal behavior of classes of patents. Next, we quantify the influence of a patent by examining two major methods of ranking of nodes in networks: the celebrated “PageRank” and one of its extensions, reinforcement learning. A short history and a detailed explanation of the algorithms are given. We also discuss the influence of the damping factor when using PageRank on the patent network specifically in the context of rank reversal. These algorithms can be used to give more insight into the dynamics of the patent citation network. Finally, we provide a case study which combines the use of clustering algorithms with ranking algorithms to show the emergence of the opioid crisis. There is a great deal of data contained within the patent citation network. Our work enhances the usefulness of this data, which represents one of the important information quality characteristics. We do this by focusing on the structure and dynamics of the patent network, which allows us to determine the importance of individual patents without using any information about the patent except the citations to and from the patent.


One thought on “Ranking Algorithms: Application for Patent Citation Network”

  1. Kedves Péter,

    Volnál szíves elküldeni a pdf-et?

    Köszönöm szépen

    Dr. Bruck Péter Budapest, Hungary 1136 Balzac u 43 +36-20-914-6954

    Péter Érdi: RANKING. The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play ezt írta (időpont: 2019. máj. 4., Szo, 4:04):

    > aboutranking posted: “A book chapter written by > Hayley Beltz, Timothy Rutledge, Raoul R. Wadhwa, Péter Bruck, > Jan Tobochnik, Anikó Fülöp, György Fenyvesi and Péter Érdi Ranking > Algorithms: Application for Patent Citation Network in: Information > Quality in Information ” >


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