William G. Button

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To be useful, a system which predicts the metabolic fate of a chemical should predict the more likely metabolites rather than every possibility. Reasoning can be used to prioritize biotransformations, but a real biochemical domain is complex and cannot be fully defined in terms of the likelihood of events. This paper describes the combined use of two models(More)
In this paper we describe Zeneth, a new expert computational system for the prediction of forced degradation pathways of organic compounds. Intermolecular reactions such as dimerization, reactions between the query compound and its degradants, as well as interactions with excipients can be predicted. The program employs a knowledge base of patterns and(More)
A 'proof-of-concept' version of a software tool for making transparent predictions of acute aquatic toxicity has been developed. It is primarily limited to semi-quantitative predictions in one species, the ciliated protozoan, Tetrahymena pyriformis. A freely available system, 'Eco-Derek', was derived by adapting a well-established, knowledge-based(More)
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