Interactive Visualization Tool for Drugs and Therapeutic Agents in COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)
We extracted drug compounds and therapeutic agents mentioned in the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19 as of June 22, 2020) using natural language processing and provide this extracted information in an interactive data visualization dashboard for researchers to explore which drug compounds have been used to treat and/or study coronavirus/COVID-19. We have labeled the extracted drugs with their anatomical therapeutic codes (ATC) used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to classify drug compounds, as well as their known efficacies (per the KEGG database) where examples of different efficacy categories include antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, pharmaceutical aid, and so on. With this interactive tool, researchers studying treatments for COVID-19 can quickly visualize the drug compounds that have been studied, the combination of drugs that have been explored, and the classes of drugs that are being mentioned in scientific literature. The visualization tool also contains links to the ChEMBL database for each individual compound if detailed information on any specific drug is desired.