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Request from Design Science

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg46015] Request from Design Science
  • From: John Browne <jbrowne at swin.edu.au>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 05:21:30 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello MathGroup,

We recently received a note from Bob Mathews in Design Science 
requesting examples of mathematics documents. Since I thought this 
project might be of interest to other members of the group trying to 
solve the puzzles of MathML, I have obtained Bob's permission to post 
his request to the group.

> Hi,
>
> (My apologies if some of you get more than one copy of this, but we're 
> trying to get the maximum possible dissemination.)
>
> We are working on a project to facilitate searching for mathematical 
> formulas and notations in scientific literature, the same way one can 
> now do full-text keyword searches. This is funded in part by a 
> National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to Design Science 
> through the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) program.
>
> This involves, in part, building up a public test server, and we are 
> asking you for permission to put a couple of your documents on that 
> server. We can put whatever attribution you want on an "About this 
> project" page, and on the pages themselves. If you wouldn't mind 
> providing a couple of mathematical or scientific documents to help in 
> this project, we would greatly appreciate it. The documents can be in 
> any format -- Word, PDF, HTML, XHTML + MathML, XML, etc. -- but the 
> main thing we're interested in is to get documents that use MathML. 
> Word documents are ok because we can convert them to XHTML + MathML. I 
> don't know how many of your lessons or other documents are in Word 
> format, but I suspect many (if not most) of them are.
>
> Please e-mail the documents to me, and feel free to ask if you have 
> any questions about the project.
>
> Thanks for your help,
> Bob Mathews                    email: bobm at dessci.com
> Director of Training           phone: 830-990-9699
> http://www.dessci.com/
> Design Science, Inc. -- "How Science Communicates"
> MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, MathFlow, Equation Editor, TeXaide
>

____________________________
John Browne
School of Engineering and Science
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia


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