Friday, July 29, 2005

sample search phrases

What we are trying to do here is identify specific problems and objectives in chemistry, as stated by researchers in their articles. Lets let people (and hopefully at some point bots) comment on these problems. Partial suggestions are encouraged, the more specific the better.

I have used the following phrases in Google Scholar or Scirus to generate some results, an example of which is found in the previous post. Mmake sure to add quotation marks to search for exact phrase matches and search the recent (1-2years) literature. If you find search phrases that work well please post them in this blog.

what is needed now
what is missing is
there is a pressing need
to find new molecules
what is now needed
needs to be synthesized
"a pressing need" molecule
pressing problem
the question now
worthwhile synthetic


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Dave Bradley said...

Might be worth using "synthesised" with an "s" to catch non-US authors. Also, "novel" as well as new...

At 5:37 AM, Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley said...

Dave - good point, though a google search shows a 10:1 ratio of synthesize vs synthesise. When I want to know how to spell a word in a way "most likely to be correct" I prefer to let a Google vote tell me rather than a dictionary. Language evolves...
But in this context your point is perfectly valid - we want as many phrases as possible.


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