From: CHAS membership chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemistry Babylon: Overcoming Language Barriers to Share Chemical Information
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:31:00 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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I suspect that many CHAS people have faced this challenge and may have something to contribute to this fall symposium.

- Ralph

From: Cardinal, Susan
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:21
Subject: [CHMINF-L] Speaking opportunity for ACS CINF Symposium Chemistry Babylon: Overcoming Language Barriers to Share Chemical Information for Fall 2021 (Aug 22 - 26)

Dear Colleagues,

Next fall, August 22 - 26, at the ACS National Meeting & Exposition, the Division of Chemical Information will be presenting a symposium called Chemistry Babylon: Overcoming Language Barriers to Share Chemical Information, and we need a few speakers. Here is a description of the symposium:

Chemical information has been and is expressed in many different languages. In fact, many American universities used to have language requirements (in Russian or German) for chemists in training. Asian language publications have increased significantly in recent years. Some companies have developed methods to translate non-English chemical names to structures. Others have developed automated language translation. In this symposium we will explore the roots of technical language translation, discuss services that support chemists whose primary language is not English and find out how close we are to a ??Universal Translator.??

The format will be 25 - 30 minute talks. The exact date and time of this half-day symposium has not yet been set.

If you are interested in being one of the speakers, please submit an abstract by April 12th using the program link below. Feel free to contact us if you have questions. Please respond to us privately, not to the list.

In case you are curious, the full CINF program is summarized at


Sue Cardinal & David Deng

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