Mathematical Content Conversions . David McKain 9 th September 2009. Outline. Motivation Quick summary of mathematical formats LaTeX -> MathML conversion example Reality check Tools for LaTeX -> MathML Conversion techniques. Motivation: Philosophy. Lots of content already out there
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9th September 2009
Bog standard LaTeX to PS/DVI/PDF
with embedded LaTeX fragments
Rendered Web Page
LaTeX replaced by MathML, image or other trickery
LaTeX to MathML
LaTeX to images
Good for: diverse browser mix, constrained delivery conditions
Computer Algebra System
Will focus on this now!
Both are schizophrenic, but in different ways!
Consider the following function application:
<mfenced open=“(“ close=“)”>
Renders the same but encapsulates lots more meaning
Similar to LaTeX!
This is not too far from the “semantic” PMathML version
Most converters focus on this
(Low Semantic) Presentation MathML
OK, but needs knowledgeabout preferred notation
(High Semantic) Presentation MathML OR Content MathML
Thinking about these factors can help make the most appropriate decision for a given scenario