Adam Azman is building an Open Data Chemical Dictionary as discussed by David Bradley over on ChemSpy. With due respect to the work done by Adam and David Bradley to date I point you to ChemSpy to review the details.

Adam is local to me and attends UNC-Chapel Hill. Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with Adam and talk about how the ChemSpider list of identifiers could be used by Adam to expand his dictionary. We have millions of identifiers and it is likely a rich resource for Adam to build his dictionary. Our contribution has already been made to Adam and he is presently working through extracting from the file. We’re looking forward to seeing the results!

The dictionary as it presently exists can be downloaded from the ChemSpy site here.

Stumble it!

2 Responses to “ChemSpider Contributes Identifiers List to Assist in Delivery of Open Chemistry Dictionary”

  1. David Bradley says:

    Thanks for the plug Tony. Apologies to anyone trying to download the dictionary and getting server errors from Chemspy. We’re having a few config problems which I hope to get fixed today.

    db

  2. azmanam says:

    I have completed a major upgrade to the chemistry dictionary with the help of chemspider.com. The dictionary now has ~140,000 words.

    Read my write up about the dictionary and download the file (for free!) here:

    http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2008/12/17/chemistry-dictionary-for-word-processors-version-20/

    Thanks again to Tony for all his help!

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