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Elsevier MDL and TEMIS team

This article appears in the issue February 2006 [Volume 15, Issue 2]

Elsevier MDL and TEMIS have co-developed the Chemical Entity Relationship Skill Cartridge, a new software application that identifies and extracts chemical information from text documents. The software identifies chemical compound names, chemical classes and molecular formulae in text documents, and translates extracted information into the chemist's language: the chemical structure.

Features include:

*classification and relevance weighting--identified chemical terms are assigned to specific chemical concepts according to semantic categories such as regular chemical name, chemical class name, trivial name, etc.;

*name-to-structure translation--an elaborate name-to-structure translation service enables the user to automatically match textual information with proprietary chemical libraries; and

* unique identification--for each identified structure, a unique fingerprint is provided for de-duplication purposes.


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