CML Blog and Update

Henry [Rzepa] and I are planning a major facelift for the public face of CML this year.  CML is about 13 years old and has gone through several revisions and relocations, so that information is somewhat scattered. CML is now a large system (ca 100 elements and 200 attributes) and we now have good proof-of-concept in all the key areas:

  • molecular structures (atoms. bonds, etc.)
  • reactions
  • substances, mixtures, macroscopic amounts
  • properties of molecules, reactions and substances
  • crystallography and solid state
  • computational chemistry
  • analytical data and spectroscopy
  • procedures, actions and objects in physical science

in addition CML can support

  • interoperation with other markup languages, especially XHTML, MathML and SVG
  • dictionaries and ontologies
  • representation in RDF(S)

CML can also support a number of language features

  • data interchange
  • ontology development
  • workflow and computation
  • computational grammar (e.g. combinatorial chemistry, fuzzy structures, variability)

CML has been publicly available for many years, and over the last two years has stabilised in design and software. We do not expect major changes in the next year and so are rationialising access to the components and information. Recently we have had bad attacks from spammers on the Wikis so will be discontinuing this as an interactive feature and will use it as a read-only resource. Since the blog system here has worked well I shall use the CMLBlog as a means of developing public resources for CML.
Since the CMLBlog has been dormant for the last year I shall post messages on this blog and clone them to the CMLBlog so that those who only want to follow CML can transfer there.  I hope to post about 1 topic/day which should get me through the schema by the end of the year. Eac h post will cover a clear topic and allow for feedback. And there will be regular requests for new topics.
BTW – if anyone knows a good forum software this might be an alternative to a blog.

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