The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently launched a new database providing free access to a wealth of multilingual scientific and technical terminology, called PEARL. Through this, it promotes accurate and consistent use of terms across different languages, and makes it easier to search and share scientific and technical knowledge.
The database initially includes terms found in applications filed via WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and will eventually include collections from other areas of WIPO, such as trademarks, industrial designs, and terminology found in other treaties administered by WIPO.
With 90,000+ terms and 15,000 concepts in 10 languages already entered and validated by WIPO-PCT language experts and terminologists, regular additions to the data are planned.
- Ten languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
- WIPO Pearl offers powerful search features, including the ability to select source and target languages, search by subject field as well as with abbreviations, and “fuzzy,” “exact” and Boolean search functions.
- Classification of concepts by 29 subject fields
- Fully validated content with reliability scores
- “Concept maps” that give an innovative graphical display of related concepts by language and subject field
- Context provided for all terms
- Term labeling (e.g. “recommended”, “standardized” or “avoid”)
- Integrated with PATENTSCOPE and CLIR (Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval)
- Users can rate the quality of results
Click here to access the Pearl