ChemAxon and Keymodule announce integration of CLiDE OCSR and commercial relationship

May 2014

Optical chemical structure recognition (OCSR) completes chemistry extraction capabilities throughout the ChemAxon suite of tools and simple to license.

(Budapest, Hungary & Leeds, UK – May 6, 2014) – ChemAxon, a leader in providing chemistry software solutions and consulting services for life science research, and Keymodule, a leading provider of chemical structure based data mining solutions, announce the integration of the CLiDE OCSR software within ChemAxon’s technology and the rights to sell CLiDE.

ChemAxon has extensive capabilities for extracting and working with structures from English, Chinese and Japanese text documents. These text mining capabilities are implemented throughout ChemAxon’s products; like JChem for Office, Instant JChem and Marvin; as well as it’s text mining toolkits such as Document to Database to automatically extract chemistry from document archives. However, there is a significant amount of chemistry in documents presented in structure images. The addition of CLiDE for structure recognition from structure images, completes ChemAxon’s capabilities and enables users to gain value from chemistry in any document or archive.

CLiDE provides a fast and accurate (98% in some test cases), state of the art technology for the extraction of chemical structures from PDF, MS Office and image files, including journal publications, internal documents and patents. A key feature is the ability to flag potential errors at the individual structure level to facilitate manual correction.

By integrating CLiDE alongside ChemAxon’s text extraction technology enterprises can now build robust automated systems for the routine mining of chemistry in repositories and information systems and for research chemists, a simple way to extract and use chemistry in day to day documents through ChemAxon’s research tools, like Marvin, JChem for Office, Instant JChem, Plexus and JChem for SharePoint.

To try out CLiDE with ChemAxon tools, you should download and install, free evaluation licensing is available from ChemAxon and Keymodule.

About Keymodule Ltd.

Keymodule is a leading provider of chemical structure based data mining solutions, based in Leeds, UK. It also provides state of the art software for protein structure based de novo ligand design through its software applications, SPROUT, SynSPROUT and SPROUT-HitOpt which are powerful tools for early stage drug discovery, and particularly fragment-based drug design.