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Synergies in the Development of Mathematical Editors

From: Christine Müller <c.mueller@jacobs-university.de>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 13:32:19 +0200
To: www-math@w3.org
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Dear Developers and Users of Mathematical Editors,

At the Doctoral Programm of the CICM Conference in Birmingham last week,
one of the senior researchers challenged the developers of mathematical
editors to sit together, compare their implementations, and find
synergies.

That day, some of us sat together and thought that this might be a good
point and should not only involve the developers but also users that
might be able to point to valuable requirements and, in particular, take
over the testing ;-)

As a first step we set up a mailing list, which I would like to
announce: project-math-editors@lists.jacobs-university.de
You can subscribe here:
http://lists.jacobs-university.de/mailman/listinfo/project-math-editors 

This mailing list can be used to understand the state of the art, in
particular, of semantic mathematical editors (supporting OpenMath or
Content MathML). It addresses developers to identify basic requirements,
current features and major challenges during the implementation of their
editors. Possible topics are the extensibility of editors and finding
synergies. Moreover, users are encourage to post their requirements and
request for support. The list can also be used for announcements, e.g.
of latest releases, integration of editors in other systems, or
interesting events (conferences, workshops, doctoral seminars).

Moreover, Christoph Lange offered to set up a space in the MathWeb Wiki.
http://www.mathweb.org/wiki (announcement will follow).
We will provide a template that can be used to describe current
implementation. But of course, this will only be a first draft and will
hopefully evolve as we start discussing.

As a potential user of semantic math editors, I am very interested in
the discussion and comparison. I want to encourage all developers and
fellow users to jump in and contribute. Potentially this might lead to
some interesting findings, synergies, or even a neat survey on the
state-of-the-art and future challenges!

Best regards,
Christine Müller

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Christine Müller
Ph.D. Student of Computer Science
Jacobs University Bremen
Research 1, Room 79
Street Address: Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Germany
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