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Substructure Matching, REST style

I’ve been putting up a number of REST services for a variety of cheminformatics tasks. One that was missing was substructure searching. In many scenarios it’s useful to be able to check whether a target molecule contains a query substructure or not. This can now be done by visiting URL’s of the form 1 where […]

Update to the REST Descriptor Services

The current version of the REST interface to the CDK descriptors allowed one to access descriptor values for a SMILES string by simply appending it to an URL, resulting in something like org.openscience.cdk.qsar.descriptors.molecular.ALOGPDescriptor/c1ccccc1COCC This type of URL is pretty handy to construct by hand. However, as Pat Walters pointed out in the comments to […]

Playing with REST Descriptor Services

As part of my work at IU I have been implementing a number of cheminformatics web services. Initially these were SOAP, but I realized that REST interfaces make life much easier. (also see here) As a result, a number of these services have simple REST interfaces. One such service provides molecular descriptor calculations, using the […]

Extending the REST PCA Service

I recently described a REST based service for performing PCA-based visualization of chemical spaces. By visiting a URL of the form c1ccccc1,c1ccccc1CC,c1ccccc1CCC,C(=O)C(=O),CC(=O)O one would get a HTML, plain text or JSON page containing the first two principal components for the molecules specified. With this data one can generate a simple 2D plot of the […]

Deep Learning in Chemistry

Deep learning (DL) is all the rage these days and this approach to predictive modeling is being applied to a wide variety of problems, including many in computational drug discovery. As a dilettante in the area of deep learning, I’ve been following papers that have used DL for cheminformatics problems, and thought I’d mention a […]