We are pleased to announce the release of an update for VantagePoint. VantagePoint 15 adds several performance enhancements and stability improvements to the VantagePoint suite. The highlights are outlined below.
Downloading and installing VantagePoint 15
Details on installing VP 15 can be found on our website in the install FAQ.
Release notes (September 2022)
- Search for records based on group membership
- Search for records based on record note text
Patstat API data
- IPC Indicators
- Standardized Assignee Name
Add To Group (new Dialog)
Accessed via Right click-> Add to Group in List/Detail/Matrix views and in Find -> Add to Group. Adds the ability to type to filter groups.
Combine Duplicate Records (new look)
Added option to Omit Records marked for omission during combine stage
Remove Duplicate Records (new look – new capability)
- Pick criteria for how records will be kept. Options include keeping the records based on Length, Date, Content, Language and more...
- Added option to Omit records marked for omission during removal stage
Split items into multiple items in List Cleanup Confirm
In List Cleanup Confirm an item can now be split into two. For example:
Clone the item:
Then drag each instance into the appropriate set:
IPC-WIPO Green Codes
Adds a thesaurs file for converting IPC Codes to WIPO's environmentally friendly technology categories.
Given a multi-valued field of authors/affiliations/inventors/etc., this creates a compound field with the following child fields:
- Betweenness Centrality – how often a node lies along the path between other nodes. (i.e. a lot of information flows through that node)
- Closeness Centrality – total distance to all other nodes
- Degree Centrality – how many connections does a node in the network have?
- Keystone - Harmonic Average of the three centrality measures and the number of records.
Smart Trainer – add fields to Smart Trainer View
Training fields will remain at the top, this adds additional fields the user can select to show in a separate table below. The fields added will NOT be used to train the knowledgebase.
Plots records based on similarity of terms within the records' training fields. A variety of algorithms are available to determine how the records are plotted.
Create a flow chart with up to 5 fields showing the cooccurrence between the fields. Records will cascade down from left to right. In other words data in the columns will not contain any records that were not in set of records in the column to the left of it.
Limited to a max of 5 fields.
Clicking the link between two rectangles in the chart will show the shared records between those two items in the data.
Create Concept Grid
Given a field of keyword-like terms (we suggest Refined NLP Phrases), Create Concept Grid will perform PCA-based clustering to identify broad sets of frequently co-occurring terms. Each broad concept will then be re-analyzed to find potential sub-topics. Sub-topics that reappear in multiple main concepts will be highlighted with the same color.
Add Third Field to Bubble Chart (Bubble Pie)
Select field in Bubble Chart dropdown after the chart has been created to create pie charts. Limited to fields with fewer than 7 items.
Export to Tableau and PowerBI
Export Records…->Select PowerBI or Tableau as the Export to… option.
Share Record and Email
Send Logging info directly to helpdesk.
If you have any questions about this update of VP please contact our helpdesk.