Recognizing Elementary Elements in Chemical Diagram Sketches
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Organic Chemistry is a challenging subject that requires dedicated practice to learn the meticulous rules composing the subject, otherwise a student risks failure. Current software to teach chemical structures contains drag-and-drop components and fails to provide students with true understanding of Organic Chemistry concepts. My solution is to integrate a sketch recognition interface that can learn to recognize components of various, user-sketched chemical structures with a back-propagation neural network that can be trained to translate the components of the chemical structure to determine correctness. The accuracy of the program will be rigorously tested to determine correctness in interpreting chemical structures.
Miller, Eleanor K (2018). Recognizing Elementary Elements in Chemical Diagram Sketches. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from