This is a project I am thinking of working on in the future.
Is anyone familiar with attempts to codify and create an explicit syntax for reporting science?
E.g. like you would have specific commands and functions in programming, but for science?
I feel like not only the way we write introductions and discussions, but also the methods and results can be very implicit in science.
This format would force you when you report e.g. a correlation to write "We obseved a significant/non-significant (P = ??) correlation (r/rho = ??) between X and Y"
Similarly, it would force you to build specific sentences in the introduction. Something like the book ' Academic phrasebank' ( http://dl.icdst.org/pdfs/files/d4eb6f6d8ac304fa10da0f9d4e402196.pdf )
My question is, has there something like that been done before for science, or for human language in different fields where accuracy is needed (e.g. law) ?
Also NOT something like 'Rmarkdown' or LaTeX which just format your text. I'm asking about allowing only explicit phrases to be used that have an exact meaning.