Text-mining in science

Academic publishers’ restrictions on usage are one of those things that wind up both outrageous and commonly accepted. Here, a Cambridge academic describes his project of mining the Chemistry literature and extracting structured information on the chemicals and reactions involved. This kind of work has


potential to improve research — but it also harms the short-term business model of Elsevier. Hence, it remains forbidden.

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