Name=Struct: A Practical Approach to the Sorry State of Real-Life Chemical Nomenclature

@article{Brecher1999NameStructAP,
  title={Name=Struct: A Practical Approach to the Sorry State of Real-Life Chemical Nomenclature},
  author={J. Brecher},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={39},
  pages={943-950}
}
The interpretation (automatic or otherwise) of chemical names is complicated by the poor quality of such names in common usage. A practical interpretation system for chemical names must consider not only the published rules for chemical nomenclature but also their misinterpretations, corruptions, and popular extensions. This paper describes the design of Name )Struct, an automated system for the conversion of chemical names to their corresponding structures, and discusses the nomenclature… CONTINUE READING
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