What’s wrong with this Picture?….


This is the result of a search on one of Wolfram Alpha’s “highly curated” data sets: more chemical disinformation for the world. Can I go in and correct it? No.

‘Nuff said for now.

UPDATE: The picture I alluded to is there, but for some reason doesn’t show up in certain feedreaders. Please click through to the main blog to see it.

7 Responses to What’s wrong with this Picture?….

  1. Nico, the picture doesn’t seem to be showing up?

  2. Jim Downing says:

    What’s wrong with this picture is that there is no picture…

  3. Ummm… Nico, I am at http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/blogs/adams/?p=269 now, but still no image…

    “Can I go in and correct it?” Agreed! I have not even been able to understand where the info was coming from.

  4. There do seem to be options to push structured data streams at them even but it is not clear what would then happen to them with respect to licensing. An interesting test case for a feed of name -> structure relationships PDDL/cc0?

  5. See also http://friendfeed.com/cameronneylon/715ea424/wolphram-alpha-query-structure-of-galactose for some generally disturbing pictures. There appears to be no internal concept that different named chemicals should have different structures. A need for proper axiomatisation?

  6. Pingback: Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - Can Wolfram Alpha Beat OPSIN? « petermr’s blog

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