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Code Title Language File size Download Html version
EBD EBD specifications version 3.24.1 EN 1.1 MB download
 
DOCDB
DOCDB User Documentation v. 2.4.4 EN
1.4 MB
download
 
Worldwide Legal Status (INPADOC) Technical description of the EPO legal status data (Manual) EN 67 KB download  
Description of extended legal event data (XLEV)
EN
51 KB
download
 
OPS Open Patent Services documentation EN     go to page
14.24 description
Worldwide Patent Statistical Database
Data catalog
EN
540 KB
download
 
OLIF
Open Lexicon Interchange Format EN
556 KB
download
 

Content description of the manuals

EBD (European Bibliographic Data)
Complete specification of EPO Bibliographic Data (EBD). If downloading an EBD XML file you will need this document in order to be able to understand the content and how to process it.

DOC DB
The technical specifications (according to WIPO and ISO standards) of the XML exchange format in the (bibliographic) master database DOCDB as well as the technical description of DOCDB data. Also includes details on standardized data from the different countries and the descriptions of field names and field contents.

INPADOC
Description of the legal status exchange format and layout of file records, data records, attribute lists, explanations of legal events tags and a sample file.

XLEV
Technical description of IFD data - based on the input from the bibliographic database DOCDB but contains standardising data from different countries according to INPADOC standards. Description of record formats, record status length etc.

OPS
For link to the manual click on < OPS Definition and Description>. This document describes the web service, allowing non-developers to understand the functionality of the service as well as offering developers the necessary information needed in order to connect to and actively use the web service.

Worldwide Patent Statistical Database data catalog
Description of the conceptual, logical and physical models used in the Worldwide Patent Statistical Database. The data catalogue has detailed descriptions of the tables and all the elements (fields). There are also some simple examples of SQL code for counting publications, finding cited documents and retrieving priority applications. Be aware that the data catalog is version dependent. Previous versions of the data catalog can be downloaded via the EPO Worldwide Patent Statistical Database forum.

OLIF
There are two descriptive manuals. One describes the general format of OLIF (Open Lexicon Interchange Format) dictionaries, the other one describes the specific implementation of OLIF for the purpose of supporting Electronic Machine Translation for patent documents. The dictionaries can be used with Systrans, Language Weaver or other translation engines.

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