Paul Libbrecht wrote:
>
> Oh wonder!
>
> Jakarta project now has a math project!
> That's great! Indeed, the justification to have such a project are quite
> valid!
>
> Dare I add at least one pointer on the list of Developers Guide
> references ? http://www.openmath.org/
>
Yes, it should be added
> The OpenMath society has been working on an XMLbased encoding for
> mathematical objects, since quite a long time (about ten years), the
> encoding is light and extensible.
> OpenMath also comes with a growing set of mathematical symbols which are
> well defined and have managed to avoid an amount of ambiguities that has
> appreared, for example, in MathML content or the Handbook of special
> functions.
>
> It would be quite easy to write a plug that would allow mathematical
> objects or operations to be expressed in this language (for which
> editors, inputsyntaxes, and presentationprocesses exist)...
>
> Any thoughts ?
>
> Paul
>
Yes, Dreams... ;) I've actually had thoughts about a Jelly based
MathML/OpenMath taglibrary which would evaluate MathML/OpenMath XML
fragments, generating a series of Java Objects representing the equation
expressed in the syntax. Ideally, if a functional model was applied
properly, such "equations" could be "evaluated" to return values.
Mark

Mark Diggory
Software Developer
Harvard MIT Data Center
http://www.hmdc.harvard.edu

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