From the ChemSpider group…
We want to help integrate a robot into Google Wave that understands chemical terms and will convert them to chemical structures to insert into the wave.
Here are my thoughts…tell me if they are feasible please.
1) If users want to convert a chemical name to a chemical structure then in the wave something such as [chemical:aspirin] should send aspirin to our web service and return a chemical structure image for embedding in the wave.
2) What would be ideal is to have the user hover over the chemical name and see the structure image…for example:
We have web services that can do the look up of the structure based on chemical name and return a structure image: http://www.chemspider.com/Search.asmx
Would it be possible to engage one of your team in a hackathon to integrate this type of capability?
Looking forward to your comments. Thanks
Antony Williams, VP Strategic Development
ChemSpider, Royal Society of Chemistry
US Office: 904 Tamaras Circle, Wake Forest, NC-27587
On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Antony Williams<to...@chemspider.com> wrote:
> We have web services that can do the look up of the structure based on
> chemical name and return a structure image:
Would it be feasible to use the same linked data principles I was
suggesting for citation identification and to identify chemicals by
URI (that might in turn be linked web services like you mention)?