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richk
Last seen: 02/27/2024 - 09:06
Joined: 10/06/2023 - 13:44
Machine readable dataset status?

 

As best I can tell if we want to know when any given table was last updated I have to visit the data download page and check each cell in the tables; which is not very machine readable. It would be really useful if there were a lastupdated.json (or csv or xml) document that contained both the last updated information and link to download the latest dataset (checksums would be a nice to have as well).

For example,

{
    "data_up_to": "20230629T000000Z",
    "data_released_on": "20230920T000000Z",
    "granted_tables": [
        {
            "name": "g_applicant_not_disambiguated",
            "last_updated": "20230920T000000Z",
            "download_link": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/data.patentsview.org/download/g_applicant_not_disambiguated.tsv.zip",
            "md5": "xxxxxxxxx",
            "sha256": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
        },
        {
            "name": "g_assignee_disambiguated",
            "last_updated": "20230927T000000Z",
            "download_link": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/data.patentsview.org/download/g_assignee_disambiguated.tsv.zip",
            "md5": "xxxxxxxxx",
            "sha256": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
        }

...
    ],
    "pregrant_tables": [ .... ]
}

Does anything like this exist? This would help greatly with local development processes and staying up to date. 

 

PVTeam
Role: moderator
Last seen: 07/15/2024 - 16:10
Joined: 10/17/2017 - 10:47
metadata file suggestion

Hello Richk,

Thank you for your feedback! Unfortunately, we do not currently have a page or file that provides file update metadata in a machine-readable format. However, we agree that this kind of metadata would be a valuable addition to our download products.

While we are not able to give any estimates at this time on when we might be able to provide a page or file like this, we will discuss internally how this suggestion might fit in among our other goals and priorities.

Best,
PVTeam

richk
Last seen: 02/27/2024 - 09:06
Joined: 10/06/2023 - 13:44
Thanks!

 

Thank you for considering this! I really appreciate all the communication from the PVTeam.