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MathML, Firefox, and Firemath

MathML, Firefox, and Firemath

Posted Apr 28, 2011 1:41 UTC (Thu) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
Parent article: MathML, Firefox, and Firemath

You know, honestly, the only thing I really care about with any of this is searchability.

I want to be able to have an _easy to type_ mathematical language that I type into Google and it'll be able to find similar equations.

Largely this happens when I'm combing though some graphics/physics code, there's a big algorithm that was poorly documented, and I have no idea what it's trying to achieve. Usually it's some well-known algorithm in the graphics/physics domain, so I just need a way to search it and see what it's all about.

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MathML, Firefox, and Firemath

Posted Apr 28, 2011 20:27 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Sounds like you want a math regex to match parts of equations. That would be seriously sweet.

Given how glacially mathml and friends are moving though I can't imagine we'll see something like that any time soon. Maybe microformats could be applied to maths expressions and then search using semantic web tools?

It'll take a visionary.

MathML, Firefox, and Firemath

Posted May 11, 2011 12:29 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

TBH regexes applied to TeX seem more likely to bear fruit. It's not like people who write equations professionally would like to use MathML instead of TeX.

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