Goal Testing: The restrictions on the generation of structures by the search process are so strict that only a few dozen potential goal nodes are generated in most cases. Another set of rules (which simulate the behavior of molecules in a mass spectrometer) is used to predict the mass spectrum for each potential goal structure. All possible structures whose predicted spectrum reasonably matches the input spectrum are returned as answers.

Uses of DENDRAL:

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