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IMA Hot Topics Workshop
Enhancing the Searching of Mathematics
April 26-27, 2004


Probability and Statistics in Complex Systems: Genomics, Networks, and Financial Engineering, September 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004

Organizers:

Michael Doob
Department of Mathematics
University of Manitoba
mdoob@cc.UManitoba.CA

Thomas Fischer
State and University Library Göttingen
fischer@mail.sub.uni-goettingen.de

Marc Krellenstein
Elsevier
M.Krellenstein@elsevier.com

Robert Miner
Design Science, Inc.
RobertM@dessci.com

Robby Robson
Eduworks Corporation
rrobson@eduworks.com

Description:

Science, Technology and Medical (STM) publishing is moving rapidly toward the use of XML, and in particular, toward the use of MathML for the encoding of mathematical data. As a result of this shift, best practices are in flux. Once workflows are established, however, the decisions made today may have wide-ranging implications for the long-term value of XML document collections. This is particularly true in the areas of metadata, searching and indexing.

To take advantage of this unusual window of opportunity for improving the infrastructure for searching STM documents, the National Science Digital Library program at the National Science Foundation is sponsoring two conferences over the next two years. This workshop, the first of the two, seeks to bring together experts on searching techniques and managers of STM document collections from both academics and industry.

The purpose of the workshop is two-fold:

  • To identify promising ways of better searching mathematical content. Topics will include metadata formats, taxonomies, smart authoring tools, use of MathML, XQuery and related technologies, etc.
  • To identify a framework for activity leading to the adoption and deployment of improved mathematical searching. Topics will include assessment of required standards activity, current practices, coordination between authoring tools and publishing tools, legal or business constraints, etc.

The workshop will consist of both presented papers and working sessions. The conclusions of the workshop will be summarized in a position paper, which will be circulated and publicized in the STM community.

SCHEDULE
MONDAY, APRIL 26
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:30 Coffee and Registration

Reception Room EE/CS 3-176

Welcome and Introduction
[introductory remarks on the goals and format for the workshop]
9:00-10:15

Presentation by the Organizers:
Envision a Framework for Better Math Searching

Thomas Fischer Slides:   html    pdf    ps    ppt    Statement of Interest
Robert Miner Slides:   html
    Statement of Interest
Robby Robson Slides:   html

10:15- 10:30 break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
Search Techniques and Strategies
[talks on approaches to math searching]
Moderator: Robert Miner (Design Science, Inc.)
10:30 Abdou Youssef
The George Washington University

Advanced Math Search: Issues and Techniques

Slides:   html   pdf   ps   ppt

11:00
Michael Trott
Wolfram Research, Inc.

Mathematical Searching in the Wolfram Functions Site

Statement of Interest

Mathematica notebook files: IMA_MS_2004.tar

11:30
Structured Discussion
12:00-1:30
Lunch
Data and Metadata I
[talks about metadata for mathematics and its implications for searching]
Moderator: Robby Robson (Eduworks Corp)
1:30 Timothy W. Cole
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Enriching Metadata for XML Journal Articles through Extraction of MathML

Slides:   html   pdf   ps   ppt

2:00 Su-Shing Chen
University of Florida

Indexing Mathematical Abstracts by Metadata and Ontology

Statement of Interest

Slides:   html    pdf    ps    ppt

2:30
Structured Discussion
3:00 - 3:30 break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
Data and Legacy Data
[talks on issues of data migration and management for searching]
Moderator: Thomas Fischer (State and University
3:30 Nigel Kerr
JSTOR

Tensions and Questions in JSTOR Data, Math and Otherwise

Statement of Interest

Paper:   html   pdf   ps   doc

4:00 Masakazu Suzuki
Kyushu University

From Paper to XML in Mathematics

Slides:   pdf

Statement of Interest

4:30
Structured Discussion
5:00 - 6:00
IMA Tea and more (with POSTER SESSION)
(400 Lind Hall)
Matthias Graefenhan
University of Marburg

A Mathematical Knowledge Base Using Coherent Notation

Slides:   html    pdf    ps    ppt

TUESDAY, APRIL 27
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
Data and Metadata II
[talks about metadata for mathematics and its implications for searching]
Moderator: Michael Doob (University of Manitoba)
8:45 Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:00 Bernhard F. Schutz
Albert Einstein Institute

HERMES: An Effective Converter from TeX into MathML

Slides:   html    pdf    ps    ppt

9:30 Laurent Guillopé
Cellule MathDoc (CNRS/Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) & Université de Nantes

Metadata: Exchange and Fusion

Slides:   pdf

10:00
Structured Discussion  
10:30- 10:45 break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
Editorial/Production
[talks about workflow and business issues affecting searching]

Moderator: Paul R. Topping (Design Science, Inc.)
10:45 James Crowley
SIAM
A Publisher's Perspective on Searching and Metadata
11:15 Heinz Kröger
FIZ Karlsruhe - Zentralblatt MATH -

Searching Mathematics with Zentralblatt MATH - Overview and Outlook

Slides:   html    pdf    ps    pp

11:45
Structured Discussion  
12:15-1:30
Lunch
1:30-3:30
Working Session

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Name Department Affiliation
Scot Adams Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Stuart Allen Department of Computer Science Cornell University
Douglas N. Arnold Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Donald G. Aronson Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Hee-Jeong Baek Department of Mathematics Seoul National University (BK21)
Keith Berrier   Rice University
Jonathan Borwein Department of Computer Science Dalhousie University
Drew Burton Systems Department American Mathematical Society
Su-Shing Chen Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering University of Florida
Tim Cole Mathematics Library University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
James Crowley   SIAM
Donald DeLand   Integre Technical Publishing
Hongjie Dong Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Michael Doob Department of Mathematics University of Manitoba
Sam Dooley Department of Research and Development Integre Technical Publishing
Thomas Fischer   State and University Library Goettingen
Kristine Fowler Mathematics Library University of Minnesota
Matthias Graefenhan Department of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Marburg
Gerry Grenier Publishing Technologies IEEE, Inc.
Laurent Guillop Dpartement de Mathmatiques Universit de Nantes
Anne Gundel Institu fuer Mathematik Humboldt University Berlin
Bob Hecht   Marcel Dekker, Inc.
Patrick Ion Associate Editor Math Reviews
Nigel Kerr Technology Services JSTOR
Hye-Ryoung Kim   Seoul National University (BK21)
Heinz Kroeger Abtes.Berlin-zentralblatt Technische Universitt Berlin
Ted Kull Information Management Systems SIAM
Greg Langmead Department of Research and Development Design Science, Inc.
Jeremy Lew R&D Department Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc.
Gerry Loon Electronic Product Development AMS
Lori Lorigo Department of Computer Science Cornell University
Richard P. McGehee School of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Robert Miner   Design Science, Inc.
Bill Mischo Grainger Engineering Library Information Center University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Amir Niknejad Department of Mathematics University of Illinois - Chicago
Elizabeth B. Porter Product Management Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc.
Robby Robson   Eduworks Corp
Fadil Santosa Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Bernard Schutz Department of Astrophysical Relativity Albert Einstein Institute
Lee Smith Math Forum Drexel University
Neil Soiffer Department of Development Design Science, Inc.
Srdjan Stojanovic Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Cincinnati
Masakazu Suzuki Faculty of Mathematics Kyushu University
Eduardo Tabacman Department of Development Design Science, Inc.
Paul Topping Department of Management Design Science, Inc.
Michael Trott   Wolfram Research, Inc.
Simeon Warner Department of Computing and Information Science Cornell University
Stephen Watt Department of Computer Science University of Western Ontario
Eric Weisstein   Wolfram Research, Inc.
Abdou Youssef Department of Computer Science The George Washington University

Workshop Position Paper

Material from Talks     Abstracts    Statements of Interest

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