CAS research clearinghouse was big data before big data

(9 Mar 2019)  Before there was Google, Amazon or even an internet, there was big data in what may seem an unlikely place: a chemical research clearinghouse in the heart of the American Midwest.

For more than a century, Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus has been gathering and summarizing chemical research breakthroughs from around the globe and then sharing them with researchers, technology developers and businesses. Their abstracts represent the bulk of humanity’s chemical discoveries.

AP news talks to CAS to find out more here.