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STN Express v7 Analysis Edition
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced the latest version of STN Express. STN Express® Analysis Edition is designed to advance information professionals” ability to analyse and visualize sci-tech information. According to CAS, new features in STN Express with Discover! Analysis Edition (version 7.0) will help information professionals see the “big picture” when they search and retrieve information from the world’s scientific and technical literature and patents. Along with the new 2-Dimensional Analyze Wizard, this new version also introduces tools for chemical structure analysis and assistance in query development with the CA Lexicon.
“With STN Express Analysis Edition, we have made a significant advance in the information professional’s ability to gain not just information but insight from search results,” said CAS vice president, Marketing and Sales, Suzan A. Brown. “These analysis and visualization tools bring structure to the vast amount of information drawn from scientific literature and patent records in STN files.”
“New capabilities in STN Express have been driven by the professional searchers” need for more productivity and meaningful analysis,” said Robert L. Swann, CAS vice president, information technology. “Combining our database content with the latest technology, we have integrated STN Express with the widely used Microsoft Excel program to deliver a set of tools searchers will find easy to use and responsive to their needs.”
STN Express with Discover!TM, Version 7.0 for Windows features a variety of new capabilities, including:
a 2-Dimensional Analyze Wizard, to easily analyse and tabulate data, then automatically create charts and graphs in Microsoft Excel;
the unique Variable Group Analysis Table, to identify the common substructure for an answer set of substances identified in the CAS RegistrySM with variable R-group locations identified and variable R-groups listed in a table; and
assistance for query development via an interface to the CA Lexicon, a tool for developing search strategies based on the effective use of CA indexing terms.