[BiO BB] may I know?
jeff at bioinformatics.org
Fri Apr 12 09:49:58 EDT 2002
> Hi, I am sorry for asking u a very basic doubt
> Who is HAL????
Dr. Hwa A. Lim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: J.W. Bizzaro [mailto:jeff at bioinformatics.org]
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 4:14 PM
> To: Vinsensius Berlian Vega S N
> Cc: bbb at bioinformatics.org
> Subject: Re: [BiO BB] may I know?
> Hi Vega.
> Funny, it reads like a cross between a timeline of bioinformatics and a
> personal curriculum vitae. Apparently, HAL claims to have coined the word
> "bio/informatique" in 1987, which later became "bioinformatics".
> "Informatique" is the French word for "informatics", which means the same
> thing as "information technology" (IT) in the US. Possibly, Temple Smith
> the switch from informatique to informatics, which is by far the more common
> spelling of the word.
> I did some searching myself, and the only references that I could find to
> HAL being the coiner of the term are webpages related to his own company,
> D'Trends, and places where he has consulted. Apparently, no one else has
> given him such credit.
> Vinsensius Berlian Vega S N wrote (off of the list):
> > Hi Jeff,
> > I was browsing through the net when I saw this page
> > (http://www.d-trends.com/Bioinformatics/timelinecontent.html)
> > where it is stated that "bioinformatics" was coined by Dr. Hwa A. Lim.
> > I'm not very sure myself, though...
> > Regards,
> > Vega
> > On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, J.W. Bizzaro wrote:
> > > Seema,
> > >
> > > No single group started bioinformatics. It slowly developed over
> decades as
> > > sequences and structures became available for computational analyses.
> > > first time the word "bioinformatics" appears in the scientific
> literature is
> > > in 1991, and I was told by Temple Smith (of Smith-Waterman fame) that he
> > > credited with coining the word.
> > >
> > > Cheers.
> > > Jeff
> > >
> > > seema trivedi wrote:
> > > >
> > > > who or which group started Bioinformatics for the first time and
> > > > when was it started?
J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
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