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From chemical documentation to chemoinformatics: fifty years of chemical information science

Willett, P. (2008) From chemical documentation to chemoinformatics: fifty years of chemical information science. Journal of Information Science, 34 (4). pp. 477-499. ISSN 1741-6485


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This paper summarises the historical development of the discipline that is now called ‘chemoinformatics’. It shows how this has evolved, principally as a result of technological developments in chemistry and biology during the past decade, from long-established techniques for the modelling and searching of chemical molecules. A total of 30 papers, the earliest dating back to 1957, are briefly summarised to highlight some of the key publications and to show the development of the discipline.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © CILIP. Published by Sage. Embargoed in accordance with the publisher's policy.
Keywords: chemical documentation, chemical structures, chemoinformatics, drug discovery, history, informatics, molecules, pharmaceutical research
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: 28 Jan 2008 18:39
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 08:58
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551507084631
Status: Published
Publisher: Sage Publications in Association with Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1177/0165551507084631
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3560

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