At the recent American Chemical Society Spring meeting in Anaheim, California I gave a number of talks. Thanks to the power of Slideshare I get to represent them via the blog. I will post each separately as I’m interested in getting any feedback/questions on each of the talks separately. Some of this information will be repetitive based on previous ChemSpider talks but in every presentation there is someone who doesn’t know too much about ChemSpider so I always have to give the overview piece also.
How the Web Has Weaved a Web of Interlinked Chemistry Data
The internet has provided access to unprecedented quantities of data. In the domain of chemistry specifically over the past decade the web has become populated with tens of millions of chemical structures and related properties of assays together with tens of thousands of spectra and syntheses. The data have, to a large extent, remained disparate and disconnected. In recent years with the wave of Web 2.0 participation any chemist can contribute to both the sharing and validation of chemistry-related data whether it be via Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, or one of the multiple public compound databases. The presentation will offer a perspective of what is available today, our experiences of building a public compound database to link together the internet and a suggested path forward for enabling even greater integration and connectivity for chemistry data for the masses to both use and participate in developing.