Semantic compound searching
OntoChem has released a new version of its open access semantic search at www.ocminer.com. Different to conventional text based search engines, ontology based OCMiner understands complex life science concepts such as chemical scaffold terms “terpenes” or “heterocycles” or disease related terms.
For example, searching the joint concepts “cognitive disorders” AND “terpenes” with the established PubMed search engine delivers only 394 documents – while the new OCMiner retrieves significantly more and relevant hits (9.055) from PubMed’s document repository. The same query finds also 16.339 documents in the US patent applications repository, while Google Patents delivers only 120 documents.