Structure orientation can be made invisible
Consider the problem:
"Are there any Japanese patents for Best?"
The chemical information solution:
- Look up the name "Best" (can be done in constant time).
"BEST" is found in the World Drug Index as a trade name
used as a trade name for diazepam in Argentinia
- Look up the structure for "Best" in databases which contain
Japanese patents (can also be done in constant time). Either they
are there or there aren't any.
Japanese patents which claim the diazepam structure are found in
Infochem's Spresi95 database.
- Results (patent references in this case) can be displayed to the user
without ever showing the structure (SMILES). Even so, structural indexing
is essential to chemical information processing.
The answer is
JPO 62-42919, 60-208911, 59-130817, 59-67218, 57-34413 and 57-22219.