CHALLENGE: Deliver the highest quality technical excerpts at a reasonable cost
For one leading scientific publisher, keeping a database populated with up-to-the-minute data is a Herculean undertaking. This online database provides access to data about all types of chemical substances and reactions, as well as links to related information sources, through an easily searchable interface.
Information about chemical compounds must be culled from patents and from nearly 400 scientific journals. Each source can contain data on up to 300 compounds. Excerpting data about each compound and entering it into the database is a time-consuming, laborious, manual process.