Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001
Data Mining of Patents: A Study on Application of Machine Learning in Animal Husbandry
Author: Alok Khode, Nishad A Deshpande, Shabib Ahmed Shaikh
Category: Information Technology Management
The past two decades have seen rapid and enormous growth in technology, its implementation and application, riding on the back of information technology. The availability of technology enablers such as the ease of access to internet coupled with cost effective computing devices have resulted into multi-fold adaption and utilization of IT based technology. The advent of cloud computing has enlarged the horizon of data centers and storage. This has hence resulted in huge data generation and there by leading to calls for improved, effective and efficient data mining concepts to extract patterns or knowledge from huge set of data. The concepts of data mining are still evolving with changes in technology and application needs. Data mining concepts are utilized in almost every business needs right from Healthcare to Finance, Academics to Surveillance, Research Analysis to Artificial intelligence, Farming, logistics, Energy industry and many more. One such emerging use of data mining is its application in Animal Husbandry which forms a major component of the agriculture industry. Machine learning has also evolved over a period of time and have been utilized and used in almost every industry now a days and the field of Animal husbandry is no exception. Many machine learning techniques are being adopted in the field of Animal Husbandry to manage and monitor various live stocks. Such applications of Machine learning in the field of Animal Husbandry has resulted into innovations for which patent protection is being sought. Patents are form of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) that helps in protection of innovative technologies for a fixed duration in return for public disclosure. Many a times, patents are the earliest and the only mode of technology disclosure and therefore act as important source of information. This paper showcases mining patent data which is available in the public domain to bring out insights into various use of technology, the current application trends, major players and their market focus along with origin of inventions in the field of animal husbandry that utilise machine learning.
Keywords: Patent Mining, Patent Informatics, Patinformatics, Data Mining, Patent Analysis, Live Stock, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry