This book was meant to provide a good starting place for life science researchers who rely on chemical information in their work. Each chapter introduced researchers to key concepts necessary to the understanding of chemical information mining without the need to understand all the technical information presented. For those interested in using chemical mining capabilities, Part II’s discussion of chemical semantics provided a good background of the available capabilities, with expert comparatives on the underlying technologies. Part III tied the chemical mining capabilities into the bigger picture of linking chemical information with biological information and the huge impact the Semantic Web is having on how we search for and look at information. Finally, Part IV looked at the current tools available and projected into the future of chemical information searching for both academic and commercial research areas, answering key questions about the unique needs of these different user groups. The experts assembled to write each chapter have presented an array of ideas and concepts that should provoke and challenge the way we look at information now and in the future.