INTERGATOR is the only search solution to date that combines a semantic and a lexical search in one application. The user does not have to switch back and forth between input masks, but can enter the search terms into the search field as usual and adjust them later if necessary. In this way, terms that should appear explicitly in the document (via Boolean operators) can be equated with semantic elements (similar meanings), resulting in a complex but efficient search query. The combination of lexical and semantic search terms leads to more relevant hit lists, as what is being searched for can be found more quickly with fewer entries.
While complex search queries were previously necessary to find targeted patents, the INTERGATOR Patent Search enables a simpler yet qualitatively complex patent search by combining both search concepts. The approach of searching for semantic patents - i.e. patents that are similar to the search term - offers the advantage of also finding documents that (intentionally or unintentionally) use other terms in the description and would not be found in a purely occurrence-based search.