Hierarchical Patent Classification

***No associated event will take place during the workshop day***



According to statistics of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the number of patent applications filed across the world keeps growing every year, creating a necessity for automation in many levels. In this shared task, the goal will be to classify in a multi-lingual setting patents into the International Patent Classification, a hierarchical system of language independent symbols.












  • 15 January 2020: Start of Competition
  • 17 March 2020: Start of Test Phase
  • 24 March 2020: End of Competition
  • 31 March 2020: Results Announcement
  • 14 April 2020: System Description Submission
  • 28 April 2020: Notification of Acceptance
  • 5 May 2020: Camera-Ready Submission
  • 23-24 June 2020: SwissText & KONVENS Joint Conference 2020