ACS National Meeting & Expo

Conference
August 19, 2018 to August 23, 2018
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Linguamatics Life Sciences expert Andrew Hinton will be attending this year's ACS National Meeting & Expo. He will be presenting a talk on Sunday, August, 19 at 2.45pm - 3.15pm titled 'Automating chemical structure and inhibition data extraction from patents: A text mining approach'.

If you are attending the event and would like to watch Andrew's presentation, head to the Division of Chemical Information, Chemical Structure Searching for Patent Information in the Harbor Ballroom III - Westin Boston Waterfront.      

Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a meeting with Andrew at the event.

Presentation abstract: Patents are a widely recognised valuable source of early structure-activity relationship (SAR) information; however, the manual efforts involved in extracting SAR data from patents is costly and exacerbated by the purposely obfuscated nature of patents.  Technological advances in text mining of patents using natural language processing (NLP) approaches has recently resulted in the creation of efficient workflows for the extraction of SAR data. The workflow combines and integrates software capable of converting chemical text into structural representation with NLP software that recognises the wide variety of different ways inhibition data can be described within the text of patents including biological assay data found inside tables. Linguamatics describes use of the I2E software in establishing a triage method that allows medicinal chemists to quickly assess the potential of a patent to be text mined for SAR data.     

Authors: Dr Andrew Hinton Ph.D., Dr Francisco Costa Ph.D., Dr Ioannis Haldoupis Ph.D.