From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>

Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 00:42:31 GMT

Message-Id: <200503090042.AAA07247@penguin.nag.co.uk>

To: franktang@gmail.com

CC: www-math@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org

Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 00:42:31 GMT

Message-Id: <200503090042.AAA07247@penguin.nag.co.uk>

To: franktang@gmail.com

CC: www-math@w3.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org

> Is XQuery powerful enough to query mathmatic information which markup > by MathML Content Markup. yes although a language designed for querying the xml structure is clearly not optimal for doing such queries. You'd like to be able to query modulo many relations that are not explict in the XML, such as commutativity of certain operators. > For example, if someone store two matrix (A - 3x5 and B- 5x4) by using > MathML Content Markup. Is XQuery power enough to produce the output a > 3x4 matrics C in MathML Content Markup that C = A x B ? Yes it could do that, which might be an interesting exercise, but it would be easier (and probably more generally useful) if you wrote a query or xslt to convert them to maple or mathematica (or similar systems) for which matrix multiplication over mathematical types is a primitive operation. If your Content mathml matrices are over the integers coding the rules for a product would be simple enough in xquery, but if the matrices are over some other number field such as the complex numbers or a prime field, or just had symbolic entries, you'd also have to encode the underlying arithmetic in Xquery which would start to become a pain. > How about predicate logic, If I have two element of content E and F > E use MathML content Markup to express > { (x) | -2 <= x <=3} > and > F use MathML content Markup to express > { (y) | -4 <= y <=5} > Is XQuery power enogh to perform a G = E & F > to express a MathML content markup which express > { (x, y) | ( -2 <= x <=3) && (-4 <= y <=5)} this just involves syntactic re-arrangement of the terms (as you have demonstrated) so doesn't require any computation and could fairly easily be done in xquery. > > ? Neither seems to have any connection with the question in the subject line. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________Received on Wednesday, 9 March 2005 00:43:07 UTC

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