SureChEMBL: a large-scale, chemically annotated patent document database


SureChEMBL is a publicly available large-scale resource containing compounds extracted from the full text, images and attachments of patent documents. The data are extracted from the patent literature according to an automated text and image-mining pipeline on a daily basis. SureChEMBL provides access to a previously unavailable, open and timely set of annotated compound-patent associations, complemented with sophisticated combined structure and keyword-based search capabilities against the compound repository and patent document corpus; given the wealth of knowledge hidden in patent documents, analysis of SureChEMBL data has immediate applications in drug discovery, medicinal chemistry and other commercial areas of chemical science. Currently, the database contains 17 million compounds extracted from 14 million patent documents. Access is available through a dedicated web-based interface and data downloads at:

DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkv1253

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Citations per Year

Citation Velocity: 14

Averaging 14 citations per year over the last 2 years.

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@inproceedings{Papadatos2016SureChEMBLAL, title={SureChEMBL: a large-scale, chemically annotated patent document database}, author={George Papadatos and Mark Davies and Nathan Dedman and Jon Chambers and Anna Gaulton and James Siddle and Richard Koks and Sean A. Irvine and Joe Pettersson and Nicholas T. Goncharoff and Anne Hersey and John P. Overington}, booktitle={Nucleic Acids Research}, year={2016} }