CHALLENGE: Keep complex scientific database current
An online database from a leading scientific publisher provides access to data about thousands of chemical compounds and reactions, as well as links to related information sources, through an easily searchable interface.
Keeping this database up-to-date is a monumental task. Each month, the publisher must incorporate newly published information from hundreds of scientific journals and patents. Excerpting data about each compound and entering it into the database is a time-consuming, laborious manual process that requires deep subject knowledge of Chemistry that requires a PhD or a Masters degree.