Efficient applications for mathematical resources on web


Department of Computer Science

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Conference Paper

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Author Affiliation

  • Sharaf Hussain is Labs Administrators at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  • Samita Bai is PhD Scholar at the Department of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  • Shakeel Ahmed Khoja is Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Conference Name

2016 3rd International Conference on Computing for Sustainable Global Development (INDIACom)

Conference Location

New Delhi, India

Conference Dates

16-18 March 2016


84997525140 (Scopus)

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Abstract / Description

This paper discusses the major issues of publishing, writing, use of standards, and search engines for mathematical contents on the web. We also suggest two hypothetical features, first one describing a concept of a rich text box called 'Equation Box' (EBox) that provides a facility to writing text and math equations in line. The second feature describes the underpinning working of a MIR (Mathematical Information Retrieval) system. The paper has been divided into four parts. The first part focuses on available web standards for publishing mathematical expressions and reusing them between different web applications, the second part focuses on various interfaces, commonly known as 'Equation Editors' provided to write and edit mathematical expressions, and their related problems. The third part deals with Digital Mathematical Libraries (DMLs) which provide collection of such resources to users, and finally the fourth part deals with MIRs, available as Open Source, and their effective and efficient use to tackle typical problems of Information Retrieval in this particular domain.

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