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RDF technologies in chemistry

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information (CINF) invited scientists from around the world to present their use of RDF technologies in chemistry on 22nd-23rd August 2010 at the 240th ACS National Meeting in Boston, USA. During three half-day sessions, the speakers demonstrated a mix of smaller and larger initiatives where Resource Description Framework (RDF) technologies are used in cheminformatics and bioinformatics as Open Standards for data exchange, common languages (ontologies), and problem solving. This Thematic Series introduces work presented at that meeting, showing the current advances in cheminformatics using these RDF technologies.

Article processing charges for this Thematic Series have been partially funded by Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer, Inc. has had no input into the content of the publication or the articles themselves. All articles in the series have been independently prepared by the authors and have been subject to the journal's standard peer review process.

Editors: Dr Martin Paul Braendle, Dr Egon Willighagen


  1. Research article

    ChemicalTagger: A tool for semantic text-mining in chemistry

    The primary method for scientific communication is in the form of published scientific articles and theses which use natural language combined with domain-specific terminology. As such, they contain free owing...

    Lezan Hawizy, David M Jessop, Nico Adams and Peter Murray-Rust

    Journal of Cheminformatics 2011 3:17

    Published on: 16 May 2011

  2. Preliminary communication

    Linked open drug data for pharmaceutical research and development

    There is an abundance of information about drugs available on the Web. Data sources range from medicinal chemistry results, over the impact of drugs on gene expression, to the outcomes of drugs in clinical tri...

    Matthias Samwald, Anja Jentzsch, Christopher Bouton, Claus Stie Kallesøe, Egon Willighagen, Janos Hajagos, M Scott Marshall, Eric Prud'hommeaux, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Elgar Pichler and Susie Stephens

    Journal of Cheminformatics 2011 3:19

    Published on: 16 May 2011