RE: 'Apropos' - an adaptive interface for generating Content MathML

Dear Amit,

Glad to see people trying new approaches to math editing. Your web page
refers to a few problems in our MathPlayer plugin and/or Internet Explorer.
Could you give me some details on these problems please? Please send the
MathML (or HTML) code whenever applicable. Although I can't promise
immediate bug fixes, we are definitely interested in fixing problems.

Paul Topping

Design Science, Inc.
"How Science Communicates"
Makers of MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, Equation Editor, TeXaide

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amit Jain [] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:51 AM
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: 'Apropos' - an adaptive interface for generating 
> Content MathML
> Hi,
> As part of the dissertation for my Masters' degree, I am 
> making available an adaptive interface to construct Content 
> MathML, called 'Apropos'. It works directly in web-browsers 
> and is available from
> Apropos is different from existing editors in that it tries 
> to predict the continuation of the mathematical expression 
> based on the part of the expression already created. We have 
> found that this approach works well for Content MathML, and 
> in most cases the software is able to present the user with 
> relevant choices. Users are not expected to know the details 
> of MathML syntax in order to use Apropos - they construct the 
> expression in a WYSIWYG manner and are presented with the 
> markup when finished, to copy in to web-pages or whatever. We 
> feel that this approach is an  improvement over 
> pallette-based editors.
> Apropos is written as a DOM script, and has been tested on 
> IE6 + MathML and Mozilla Firefox 0.8. The website contains 
> detailed documents describing the theory and the implentation 
> details, as well as some measurements of the model efficacy. 
> All of the code is free for anyone to copy, use and modify, 
> though an acknowledgement of the source would be appreciated. 
> Please feel free to send feedback to this address. Ditto if 
> you would like to contribute to the further development of  Apropos.
> Best Regards
> Amit Jain

Received on Tuesday, 28 September 2004 16:53:41 UTC