Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Translation of chemical names

Here's a pretty fascinating survey of chemical name translation (I've been doing a lot of pharma translation this month).  Turns out it's pretty tricky - looking at it, I'm not 100% sure it's as tricky as people make it out to be, because it's typical of language people that they find software magical, and typical of programmers to find natural language unreasonably hairy.  But still - I think there's probably a (small) market for this kind of tool.


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