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Textual and chemical information processing: different domains but similar algorithms

Willett, P. (2000) Textual and chemical information processing: different domains but similar algorithms. Information Research, 5 (2). ISSN 1368-1613

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This paper discusses the extent to which algorithms developed for the processing of textual databases are also applicable to the processing of chemical structure databases, and vice versa. Applications discussed include: an algorithm for distribution sorting that has been applied to the design of screening systems for rapid chemical substructure searching; the use of measures of inter-molecular structural similarity for the analysis of hypertext graphs; a genetic algorithm for calculating term weights for relevance feedback searching for determining whether a molecule is likely to exhibit biological activity; and the use of data fusion to combine the results of different chemical similarity searches.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2000 Peter Willett
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:46
Published Version: http://informationr.net/ir/5-2/paper69.html
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/146

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