# 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} }

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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