New software for chemistry information

Jan 5, 2006 by

Two new products of possible interest for chemistry librarians:

  • Elsevier MDL and TEMIS launched the Chemical Entity Relationship Skill Cartridge, a 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.”
  • ChemAxon announced the lauch of a free cheminfomatics toolkit, a “FreeWeb” package to “provide its chemical editing, viewing, search, property calculation and database management toolkits at no cost to freely accessible web resources being operated for non-commercial purposes”. While you are at it, academic librarians can look at the Academic Package.

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