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More on Chem4Word and OpenOffice

I have left my microphone so this is being typed. I had expected – and am glad – that there would be debate on the release of Chem4Word under an Open Source licence. The latest contribution (http://techrights.org/2010/04/28/really-qualifying-as-foss/, (Dr. Roy Schestowitz)) … Continue reading

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OPSIN: why it can become the de facto name2structure

In a previous post I reviewed our chemical language processing tools - OSCAR and OPSIN. This post updates progress on OPSIN, the IUPACName2Structure converter. Why do we need a name2structure converter? It's because chemists use language to communicate the identities … Continue reading

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funding models for software, OSCAR meets OMII

In a previous post I introduced our chemical natural language tools OSCAR and OPSIN. They are widely used, but in academia there is a general problem - there isn't a simple way to finance the continued development and maintenance of … Continue reading

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OPSIN and OSCAR - Chemical language processing

This blog is about new developments in our chemical language processors OSCAR and OPSIN and about how OMII (eScience) and we are taking them forward.  WE also have a JISC project with NacTEM - CheTA and I'll write more later … Continue reading

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Trust in scientific publishing

[Please excuse formatting - reinstalling ICE soon] Two stories have coincided – both relate to the role of trust in scientific publishing. The first is when I was rung by Emma Marris, reporting for Nature, last week and asked what … Continue reading

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British Library document on copyright

From Ben White of the BL (who sought views from me and others to go into the document). There is a lot positive in this and I really hope the Government takes the recommendations seriously in revising the law. [BTW … Continue reading

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BioIT - Chem4Word

I'm in Boston for Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2009 for two main reasons, an invited talk “the Chemical Semantic Web” (Computational Chemistry track) and also our first public demonstration of the Chem4Word software (research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/chem4word/ ) . For those who … Continue reading

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Three days to save the European Internet

Three days to save the European Internet Continue reading

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Open Chemistry Data at NIST

I had a wonderful mail this morning from Steve Heller ... Peter I am helping the NIST folks get additional GC/MS EI (electron impact only) mass spectral for their WebBook and mass spec database. http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/ and http://www.nist.gov/srd/nist1a.htm The question I … Continue reading

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ICE-cold in Toowoomba

I am here for all too short a time working with Peter Sefton and colleages on a number of collaborations on authoring and publishing tools. Peter runs the  Australian Digital Futures Institute at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba … Continue reading

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