Building structure-activity insights through patent mining

One gap in current patent-mining practice is the lack of tools to build SAR knowledge. Here, we report a novel technique that enabled us to derive useful SAR information from the exemplified structures of a series of patents. In our approach, exemplified chemical structures were extracted from patent documents. They were grouped into structural series based on similarity and binding mode, after which the R-group table was generated. By analyzing R-group usages over time, we were able to build insights into SAR of a structural series, even though the biological activities were not available.

Author(s): Meihua Tu‌, Jeffrey A Pfefferkorn‌1, Angel Guzman-Perez‌, Kevin J Filipski‌
Organization(s): Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development
Source: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
Year: 2012

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