The QSAR feature turns Bioclipse into a fully-fledge workbench for Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR). It builds on the novel standard and exchange format QSAR-ML, and there are several implementations of descriptor providers, for example CDK (local, REST, XMPP) and JoeLib (local).
If you use Bioclipse-QSAR or QSAR-ML in your scientific projects, please cite:
Towards interoperable and reproducible QSAR analyses: Exchange of data sets
Ola Spjuth, Egon L Willighagen, Rajarshi Guha, Martin Eklund, Jarl ES Wikberg
Journal of Cheminformatics 2010, 2:5 doi:10.1186/1758-2946-2-5
The development page for Bioclipse-QSAR on the Bioclipse Wiki holds information regarding its development.
To get started, there is an introductory screencast available. Also see the Help system available from inside Bioclipse (menu: help > Help contents) holds documentation about the usage.
We have prepared a set of pre-built packages of Bioclipse-QSAR. Please see the development page for Bioclipse-QSAR on the Bioclipse Wiki.