Markush project: Introducing Markush DARC support
The ChemAxon Markush project includes drawing, visualization and generation of Markush structures, Markush enumeration techniques and searching. The generic notation includes R-groups, atom and bond lists, link nodes, repeating groups, position variation and homology groups. The project reached a milestone: Markush structures from Thomson Reuters' MMS(Merged Markush Service) database can now be handled via the Markush DARC file format (.VMN). It will be shown how the contents of this Markush patent database is handled, and recent and near future developments will be introduced.