A Mechanism for Creating Chemically Oriented Internet Search Channels

Georgios V Gkoutos, Henry S Rzepa

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Searching the Internet is normally accomplished via global indices or portals, but because of relatively specialised nature of chemical queries, such portals are not often useful in this context. We introduce the concept of a chemical search channel, which aggregates individual search services, which specialize in the molecular sciences. Each site is added to the channel by means of a search plug-in, and we illustrate this concept via the Sherlock system. Several issues relating to the the use of channels, including formulating boolean queries, and presenting the output of the search in chemically useful form are discussed, and the role of XML and CML (Chemical Markup Language) in this context is introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalInternet Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2000


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