Customisation for Chemical Database Applications
An important need in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry is for a chemical database system that will serve diverse information needs. From the chemist’s viewpoint, structures are central to these needs, but others involved with biological screening or inventory control have a different, though related, viewpoint. The applications of these diverse users demand flexibility in a chemical database system. Further, new technology in networks, distributed databases, and workstations will lead to additional differences in chemical database systems among companies and their departments. To meet these diverse needs, a chemical database system must be customisable. This paper reviews a system that solves many of these chemical database applications today, Molecular Design’s MACCS-II with its Customisation and DBMS Interface Modules, and discusses how the chemical/pharmaceutical industry can take advantage of new technologies through customisable chemical database systems in the future.
KeywordsDatabase System Digital Equipment Corporation Database Operation Chemical Database American National Standard Institute
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