Minesoft Chemical Explorer Database Augmented With French and German Patent Collections

Minesoft has enhanced its searchable chemical patent database Chemical Explorer with the addition of French and German patent collections.

Launched at the end of 2015, Minesoft Chemical Explorer is a unique data mining software designed to extract chemical structures and chemical terminology from the full text of millions of patent documents.

The new collections bring the total number of leading patent authorities covered to 12 including USA, Australia, Israel, India, European Patent Office and PCT as well as Japanese, Chinese and Korean patents.

Currently containing over 12 million unique chemical compounds mined from over 10 million full text patent documents, Chemical Explorer enables researchers to retrieve chemical compounds extracted from patent documents by drawing chemical structures, importing structures or searching chemical terminology.

Chemical data can be explored in external libraries and publicly available resources as well as other applications including PatBase, the global patent database developed by Minesoft in partnership with RWS Group. As part of the Chemical Explorer project Minesoft created “TextMine” – available to PatBase users at no extra cost – a powerful software Viewer for chemical related data and other scientific parameters that enables patent searchers to extract key chemical and scientific terms from within patent documents and explore them thematically with automatic highlighting to speed up review.

Rob Poolman, Senior Innovation Manager at Minesoft, explains, “We launched the new software in November 2015 after recognising the difficulties researchers face in accessing chemical information in patents. There is a large body of chemical information embedded in patent literature, and Chemical Explorer provides an efficient way to extract it for further review. The unique Asian coverage in Chemical Explorer- data-mining chemical data within the non-Latin text of Japanese, Chinese and Korean patents – offers searchers a further advantage.

We continue to focus on developing Chemical Explorer further to align with the needs of the chemical patent information community – this new addition of French and German patent collections reflects our commitment to enhancing Chemical Explorer and opening up the world of patent chemistry to a wider audience.”

For further details or to request a trial and demonstration of Chemical Explorer, email chemex@minesoft.com