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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Robert Shaffer, Wall Street Journal pdf (150,756 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Robert Shaffer, Wall Street Journal
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (150,756 Bytes)
Date:
1982-11-02 (November 2, 1982)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Shaffer, Robert
Wall Street Journal
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 59
Folder Number: 39
Unique Identifier:
BBGGWS
Accession Number:
48
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Research
SubSeries: Computer Science
SubSubSeries: DENDRAL (Dendritic Algorithm)
SubSubSubSeries: Systems Architecture (Design, Theory, and Development)
SubSubSubSubSeries: Related Publications
SubSubSubSubSubSeries: Clippings & Announcements
Folder: Clippings, 1980-1985
Transcript:
[printed material on right side of page, see original]
Mr R. Shaffer
W.S.J.
[stamped, NOV -- 2 1982]
How smart is DENDRAL
As one of the authors of DENDRAL I was naturally pleased about the attribution --
Thank you!
However, the remark that "Dendral is better than any analytical chemist . . . ." Goes a mite further than any claim I can remember making for it; and I expect you are in a chain of indirect references that has sliced off the footnotes and qualifiers! I am still proud of what Dendral can do.
Yours,
Joshua Lederberg
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
[printed material on left side of page, see original]
In this, yes, Dendral excels. Many chemists have far better tests and intuition, and less preci[ . . . ] [word cut off] in selecting the one right answer
J.L.
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2007-01-18
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