Unifying Math Ontologies: A tale of two standards

James H Davenport, Michael Kohlhase

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One of the fundamental and seemingly simple aims of mathematical knowledge management (MKM) is to develop and standardize formats that allow to “represent the meaning of the objects of mathematics”. The open formats OpenMath and MathML address this, but differ subtly in syntax, rigor, and structural viewpoints (notably over calculus). To avoid fragmentation and smooth out interoperability obstacles, effort is under way to align them into a joint format OpenMath/MathML 3. We illustrate the issues that come up in such an alignment by looking at three main areas: bound variables and conditions, calculus (which relates to the previous) and “lifted” n-ary operators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Computer Mathematics: 16th Symposium, Calculemus 2009, 8th International Conference, MKM 2009
EditorsJ Carette, L Dixon, C Sacerdoti Coen, S M Watt
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02613-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event8th International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management (MKM 2009) - Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
Duration: 10 Jul 200912 Jul 2009


Conference8th International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management (MKM 2009)
CityGrand Bend, Ontario


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