The Outercurve Foundation, in collaboration with Microsoft Research and University of Cambridge, announced that the Chemistry Add-In for Word project has been added to the Foundation's Research Accelerators Gallery.
The Chemistry Add-In for Word (Chem4Word project) designed for and tested on both Word 2007 and Word 2010, Chem4Word harnesses the power of Chemical Markup Language (XML for Chemistry), making it possible not only to author chemical content in Word, but also to include the data behind those structures.
Chem4Word and Chemical Markup Language help make chemistry documents open, readable and easily accessible to humans and other technologies. The goal of the project is to support publishing and data-mining scenarios for authors, readers, publishers and others throughout the chemistry community.
The platform makes it easier for scientists, students and researchers to insert and modify chemical information, such as labels, formulas and 2-D depictions, within Word. The add-in enables the creation of inline chemical zones, the rendering of print-ready visual depictions of chemical structures, and the ability to store and expose chemical information in a semantically rich manner across the worldwide chemistry community.
Outercurve Foundation has three galleries and 10 projects, including the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery (five projects), the Systems Infrastructure and Integration Gallery (two projects) and the recently announced Research Accelerators Gallery (three projects.)
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