Disambiguating the SI notation would guarantee its correct parsing

@article{Foster2009DisambiguatingTS,
  title={Disambiguating the SI notation would guarantee its correct parsing},
  author={Mp Foster},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={465},
  pages={1227 - 1229}
}
  • Mp Foster
  • Published 8 April 2009
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
The clarity and utility of the International System of Units (SI) would be improved if its notation were made a formally unambiguous symbolic language. This could be achieved with minor changes, and would enable the development of software that could correctly (i) check SI style in text and (ii) manipulate/verify quantities, SI units and prefix algebra in scientific and engineering computations. These tools could lead to better SI usage and fewer computational errors. 
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