Applying the Semantic WebtoComputational Chemistry

The estabilished system of journals for communicating the results of scientific research is already being challenged by the existence of the web. But we are only in the early days of a new Internet revolution, one which will have a deeper and more disruptive impact on scientific, and other, web publishing, and have profound implications for the web itself. An emerging successor for the web, the Semantic Web, will likely profoundly change the vary nature of how scientific knowledge is produced and shared, in ways that we can now barely imagine. T. Berners-Lee, J. Hendler – Nature, 2001

What is the Principal Idea?

Create publishing software that allows scientist, principally computational chemists and biochemists, to publish their data in a semantic (knowledge base) fashion.

Create agent software that allows these scientists to search the world for relevant scrientific results using inference to create new results from the existing global data.

Who are the People Involved?

Two Ph.D. theoretical chemists who are close friends and have extensive experience in computer science and running succesful software companies.

Mirek Sopek, founder, 1989, of MakoLab S.A. (www.makolab.pl). MakoLab is a public company in Poland with extensive experience in web design, business software, and recently the semantic web.

Neil Ostlund, founder, 1985, of Hypercube, Inc. (www.hyper.com). Hypercube, is a Canadian Company, that is a leader in molecular modelling software. It has dealers in 35 countries selling its HyperChem product.