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SMILES is a system for describing the structure of a chemical molecule using ASCII text. It was first introduced by David Weininger, Arthur Weiniger, and Joseph L. Weiniger in a series of articles published in the late 1980s.[1][2] It has since been developed and extended by Daylight Chemical Information Systems, Inc., and this company provides a detailed overview of the language on its home page, at


  1. Weininger, D. (1988). SMILES, a chemical language and information system. 1. Introduction to methodology and encoding rules, Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 28, 31-36. Accessed from the publisher at on January 05, 2010.
  2. Weininger, D.; Weininger, A.; Weininger, J.L. (1989). SMILES. 2. Algorithm for generation of unique SMILES notation. Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 29, 97-101. Accessed from the publisher at on January 05, 2010.

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