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Unique identifier OMICS_12928
Alternative name Open-Source Chemistry Analysis Routines
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format SciXML
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Java
License Artistic License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 4.2.2
Stability Stable
Source code URL http://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2/uk/ac/cam/ch/wwmm/oscar/oscar4-all/4.2.2/oscar4-all-4.2.2-with-dependencies.jar
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Peter Murray-Rust

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OSCAR citations


Terminology spectrum analysis of natural language chemical documents: term like phrases retrieval routine

J Cheminform
PMCID: 4850643
PMID: 27134681
DOI: 10.1186/s13321-016-0136-4

[…] -score attainable for existing keyphrase extraction datasets. For such well-known systems as Wingnus, Sztergak, KP-Mminer these values are reported as P = 0.34÷0.40, R = 0.11÷0.14, F1 = 0.17÷0.20 []. Open-Source Chemistry Analysis Routines (OSCAR4) [] and ChemicalTagger [] NLP may also be mentioned as tools for the recognition of named chemical entities and for parsing and tagging the language of […]


BioEve Search: A Novel Framework to Facilitate Interactive Literature Search

Adv Bioinformatics
PMCID: 3368157
PMID: 22693501
DOI: 10.1155/2012/509126

[…] different gene/protein names, DNA, RNA, cell line, and cell types, we leveraged ABNER [], A Biomedical Named Entity Recognizer. We used OSCAR3 (Oscar3: http://sourceforge.net/projects/oscar3-chem/) (Open Source Chemistry Analysis Routines) to identify chemical names and chemical structures. To annotate disease names, symptoms, and causes, we used a subset of the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) dat […]


Detection of IUPAC and IUPAC like chemical names

PMCID: 2718657
PMID: 18586724
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn181

[…] n of the included named entity recognition modules from the toolkit LingPipe results in an F1 measure of 74% (Corbett et al., ). To our knowledge, their implementation—the open source program OSCAR3 (Open Source Chemistry Analysis Routines; Corbett, )—is the only software available to the academic community.We prefer to have a method identifying IUPAC and IUPAC-like names only and to have addition […]


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OSCAR institution(s)
Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK
OSCAR funding source(s)
OMII-UK; JISC (ChETA project); EPSRC (Sciborg, Pathways to Impact awards)

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