Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal archives now available to companies for Text and Data Mining

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The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched its new Text and Data Mining (TDM) solution, making its full collection of research journals available to companies for AI and machine learning applications. 

With the volume of published research available growing hourly, access to the RSC’s collection in machine-readable format offers companies the opportunity to extract, pinpoint and apply insights from research that stretches across 160 years, covering the full breadth of chemical science.

Companies are increasing looking to AI and machine learning to accelerate their R&D projects and need to be able to integrate published research with public and corporate resources.

It’s near impossible for researchers to be sure they’ve read all the relevant material, let alone set it in context with their companies’ knowledge.  An important but hidden piece of information, or new connection, could enable new leaps of progress to a programme–Richard Kidd, Head of Chemistry Data at the Royal Society of Chemistry

“TDM can reach into the literature and, like pulling ingredients out of a cake, infer structure and results to integrate with other resources to build knowledge. Being able to do this with our high-quality scientific research opens new possibilities and can significantly enhance large-scale research projects.”

The RSC’s research collection delivers this as highly-structured XML, tables, and images – allowing for integration with cross-discipline research projects. Practical licensing tackles one of the key issues raised by users of existing TDM services.

This also allows for integration to machine learning applications, supporting the growth of chemical science knowledge.

Richard continued: “The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Digital Futures report highlighted the significant opportunity presented by smart technology, with AI and machine learning absolutely key to accelerating research and innovation.

“We are working towards a future in which science can be easily interrogated by machine applications as soon as it is published – making our publications available as XML to our industry customers is the first step to achieving this.”

About the Royal Society of Chemistry

It is an international organisation connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841 and based in London, UK, they have an international membership of over 50,000. They use the surplus from our global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. They develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities, and bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. They support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists, and they speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. They are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.

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