Category Archives: CTI

Text mining to gain technical intelligence for acquired target selection: A case study for China’s computer numerical control machine tools industry

Technology strategy plays an increasingly important role in today’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activities. Informing that strategy with empirical intelligence offers great potential value to R&D managers and technology policy makers. This paper proposes a methodology, based on patent analysis, … Continue reading

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Combining Scientometrics with Patent-Metrics for CTI Service in R&D Decision-Making: Practices of National Science Library of CAS

Scientometric analysis and text-mining have been applied to scientific and technological trend-tracking and related scientific performance evaluations for several years in China. Since 2012, NSL-CAS provides CTI (competitive technical intelligence) services based on metrics for supporting R&D decision-making. NSL helps … Continue reading

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Research topics and implementation trends on automotive head-up display systems

For about 5 years, production of automobiles equipped with head-up display (HUD) systems has continuously grown and this trend will remain for at least three years more from 2014 [7, 19]. Therefore, looking for clarifying how to orientate future efforts … Continue reading

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Leveraging patent landscape analysis and IP competitive intelligence for competitive advantage

Patent landscape and the accompanying IP competitive intelligence involves understanding and anticipating the competitive environment within which a company operates. More specifically, IP competitive intelligence highlights emerging IP risks, provides patent portfolio benchmarking, monitors competitor technology development efforts, and predicts … Continue reading

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Technology roadmapping for competitive technical intelligence

Understanding the evolution and emergence of technology domains remains a challenge, particularly so for potentially breakthrough technologies. Though it is well recognized that emergence of new fields is complex and uncertain, to make decisions amidst such uncertainty, one needs to … Continue reading

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S-Curve analysis and technology life cycle. Application in series of data of articles and patents

In this article, the methodology of curves in S is applied in series of data on articles in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology since 1956 obtained from the ISI Web of Science and of patents since 1962 (year of priority) and 1970 … Continue reading

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Topic analysis and forecasting for science, technology and innovation: Methodology with a case study focusing on big data research

Highlights Data-driven clustering approach to group topics with high accuracy Similarity measure approach to trace the interaction between topics in time series Analyzing changes of TFIDF values of related topics to predict future trends Technology Roadmapping to blend historical analysis … Continue reading

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Technology Mining of Gulf Coast Intellectual Assets: Discovering Regional Assets for Economic Development

The Gulf Coast is facing significant challenges in rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Post disaster perceptions of blight and crime have severely harmed the bread-and-butter industry of the area: tourism. As a result, the region must take inventory of its intellectual … Continue reading

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Nano/micro-electro mechanical systems: a patent view

Combining both bibliometrics and citation network analysis, this research evaluates the global development of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) research based on the Derwent Innovations Index database. We found that worldwide, the growth trajectory of MEMS patents demonstrates an approximate S … Continue reading

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Visualization of knowledge integration in a Japanese cutting edge research institution: A multi level bibliometric perspective

The complexity of the problems facing society, such as health care, mobility, or environment, call for solutions cutting across different disciplines. This lies at the heart of interdisciplinary research. Interdisciplinarity has been strongly promoted worldwide over the recent years. For … Continue reading

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