A nomenclature and data model to describe NMR experiments.

TitleA nomenclature and data model to describe NMR experiments.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsFogh, R. H., W. F. Vranken, W. Boucher, T. J. Stevens, and E. D. Laue
JournalJ Biomol NMR
Date Published2006 Nov
KeywordsDatabases as Topic, Information Storage and Retrieval, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Research, Terminology as Topic, Vocabulary, Controlled

Despite ongoing efforts in organising NMR information, there is no consistent and well-described generic standard for naming NMR experiments. The main reason for the absence of a universal naming system is that the information content of the coherence pathways is difficult to describe in full detail. We propose a system that describes the common and generic elements of the coherence pathways produced by pulse sequences. The system itself is formalised by an 'NMR experiment protocol' model, which is described in the Universal Modelling Language (UML) as part of the CCPN data model. Furthermore, normalized experiment names can be derived from this proposed model. We hope this article will stimulate discussion to organise the wealth of NMR experiments, and that by bringing this discussion into the public domain we can improve and expand our proposed system to include as much information and as many NMR experiments as possible.

Alternate JournalJ. Biomol. NMR
PubMed ID17031528
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