The semantic architecture of the World-Wide Molecular Matrix (WWMM)

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Murray-Rust, Peter 
Adams, Sam E 
Downing, Jim 
Townsend, Joe A 
Zhang, Yong 

Abstract The World-Wide Molecular Matrix (WWMM) is a ten year project to create a peer-to-peer (P2P) system for the publication and collection of chemical objects, including over 250, 000 molecules. It has now been instantiated in a number of repositories which include data encoded in Chemical Markup Language (CML) and linked by URIs and RDF. The technical specification and implementation is now complete. We discuss the types of architecture required to implement nodes in the WWMM and consider the social issues involved in adoption.


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