Chemistry semantic web, a kind of advanced internet resource used by Professor Peter Murray-Rust from Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge in his lecture in Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPE-CAS) on Sep. 12 involved technology connecting information in databases with consumer e-mails and help desk reports to provide a more complete view of the customer.
Comparing to traditional PPT version in seminars, the lecture was demonstrated in a novel way by connecting the internet and entering the articles, programs and PPT of Cambridge Server directly. It was a visualized and deeper communication way for international cooperation. Prof. Peter Murray-Rust introduced the functions and implantation methods of tools including OSCAR, OPSIN and Chemical Tagger for extracting chemical information from the world’s scientific literature.
Prof. Peter Murray-Rust has created Chemical Markup Language (CML), an expanding XML representation of molecular science including molecules, spectra, reactions, computational chemistry and solid state. His interests involve the automated analysis of data in scientific publications, creation of virtual communities. He also initiated the Blue Obelisk, an informal group of chemists who promote Open Data, Open Source, and Open Standards of global chemical informatics.
During his visit in IPE, Prof. Peter Murray-Rust and IPE Professor LI Xiaoxia talked about software for processing chemical names and natural language wholly or partially in Chinese.
Prof. Peter Murray-Rust wrote an article “Chemical Informatics and China; and challenges of language” about this visit in his blog. See more details: http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/09/14/chemical-informatics-and-china-and-challenges-of-language/