Description of Services
Content abstraction is the process of creating a condensed version of a full text article or other technical and research documents. An abstract will provide an indication to the reader of the core themes discussed in the full text. This is used as a document surrogate by publishers to promote the delivery and sales of full text documents.
Specific Scope Offerings
Scope offers a range of content abstraction services that are customized to the specific requirements and business objectives of the customers. The type of abstracts provided by scope is briefly explained below:
This discusses what the article indicates in terms of topic and methodology, without providing the key content present in the article.
Examples: Product reviews, book abstracts etc.
It provides a condensed view of the entire content in the full text document, culling out the key topics and concepts covered.
Examples: Abstracts of technical articles, technical standards and specifications.
Abstracts created in a structured format with pre-defined headings that truly represent the way the full text is organized.
Examples: Abstracts of clinical trials and medical case reports. Here the abstracts follow the typical structure of Introduction/ Background, Scope/ Methods, Results/ discussion/ conclusion based on the specific house style followed by the publisher or information provider.
Enhanced/ Value Added Abstracts
Abstracts that pick out the key knowledge that are helpful for decision making using domain expertise and inferences.
- English abstracts of patents in multiple languages that extract the key patentability parameters like novelty, use and advantage
- Bottom-line summaries/ clinical pearls, which provide inferences/ opinion of medical experts on the clinical evidence provided in a case report or clinical trial results
Scope has developed a proprietary system of machine aided human abstraction process wherein, automated abstraction tools are used to extract the key portions of full text, which contain the core theme and the inferences of the author. This text is then further evaluated and curated by our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), to provide precise and accurate abstracts for any kind of technical document, viz. patent, non-patent technical literature, standards, medical literature etc.
Scope is a superior quality, scalable and fast turnaround provider of abstracts for highly complex technical documents, scholarly articles and research reports. The client can have the benefits of
- Economies of scale
- Time to market delivery
- Multilingual processing capabilities
- A customized approach - that uses innovative knowledge management tools and practices to improve the productivity and quality of the abstracts