Re: semantic markup for math

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@best.com)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 13:02:24 -0700


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Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 13:02:24 -0700
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From: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
Subject: Re: semantic markup for math

At 1:47p -0700 07/19/96, Fisher Mark wrote:
>Structural
>markup, for both tree structures of text and tree structures of math, is
>just a lot easier to automatically process.  If human knowledge is doubling
>every 18 months, or if it is just increasing faster than the number of
>humans, human knowledge will require automatic processing in order for
>people to keep up with it.

Oh boy, if that's not hitting the nail on the head! This is the best
argument for structural math markup.

BTW, how would that functionality be harnessed?

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