The United States Patent and Trademark Office wanted a simple, lightweight, yet modern and rich discovery interface for Chinese patent data. This is the story of the Global Patent Search Network, the next generation multilingual search platform for the USPTO. GPSN, http://gpsn.uspto.gov, was the first public application deployed in the cloud, and allowed a very small development team to build a discovery interface across millions of patents.
This case study will cover:
• How we leveraged Amazon Web Services platform for data ingestion, auto scaling, and deployment at a very low price compared to traditional data centers.
• We will cover some of the innovative methods for converting XML formatted data to usable information.
• Parsing through 5 TB of raw TIFF image data and converting them to modern web friendly format.
• Challenges in building a modern Single Page Application that provides a dynamic, rich user experience.
• How we built “data sharing” features into the application to allow third party systems to build additional functionality on top of GPSN.