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This article reviews recent research into the use of hierarchic agglomerative clustering methods for document retrieval. After an introduction to the calculation of interdocument similarities and to clustering methods that are appropriate for document clustering, the article discusses algorithms that can be used to allow the implementation of these methods(More)
This paper reviews the use of similarity searching in chemical databases. It begins by introducing the concept of similarity searching, differentiating it from the more common substructure searching, and then discusses the current generation of fragment-based measures that are used for searching chemical structure databases. The next sections focus upon two(More)
Term cooccurrence data has been extensively used in document retrieval systems for the identification of indexing terms that are similar to those that have been specified in a user query: these similar terms can then be used to augment the original query statement. Despite the plausibility of this approach to query expansion , the retrieval effectiveness of(More)
Fingerprint-based similarity searching is widely used for virtual screening when only a single bioactive reference structure is available. This paper reviews three distinct ways of carrying out such searches when multiple bioactive reference structures are available: merging the individual fingerprints into a single combined fingerprint; applying data(More)
The maximum common subgraph (MCS) problem has become increasingly important in those aspects of chemoinformatics that involve the matching of 2D or 3D chemical structures. This paper provides a classification and a review of the many MCS algorithms, both exact and approximate, that have been described in the literature, and makes recommendations regarding(More)
This paper studies the correlations between peer review and citation indicators when evaluating research quality in library and information science (LIS). Forty-two LIS experts provided judgments on a 5-point scale of the quality of research published by 101 scholars; the median rankings resulting from these judgments were then correlated with h-, g-and(More)
Similarity searches using combinations of seven different similarity coefficients and six different representations have been carried out on the Dictionary of Natural Products database. The objective was to discover if any special methods of searching apply to this database, which is very different in nature from the many synthetic databases that have been(More)