We have put in a place a simple way to associate a chemical compound in a single record view out to an external data source. We made this a general solution but did it specifically to enable connections to be made quickly between new Wikipedia records and records on ChemSpider. We have become very experienced with the validation of data on both Wikipedia and ChemSpider over the past few months so when we find new records on Wikipedia that are not already connected to ChemSpider we clean and validate structures on ChemSpider while validating the compounds on Wikpedia. Then, when we are convinced of the validity of the compounds then we connect them. While it may take a long time to validate the data associating the WIkipedia and ChemSpider records takes just a few seconds.

We have now established “Wikipedia on ChemSpider” for Wikipedia searching by structure and substructure searchable. We believe that people may be more likely to use this over WiChempedia but we will see.

The process for linking Data Sources directly to a record view is described in this Technical Note. We welcome feedback on the document in case it is difficult to follow.

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2 Responses to “Making Wikipedia Structure Searchable and Building New Links”

  1. Joerg Kurt Wegner says:

    The link did not work for me due to the missing http? So, this one might work for others, too?


  2. Antony Williams says:

    Edited and relinked to wikipedia.chemspider.com

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