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Compensating the computational bias of spreadsheets with MKM techniques. (English) Zbl 1247.68275

Carette, Jacques (ed.) et al., Intelligent computer mathematics. 16th symposium, Calculemus 2009, 8th international conference, MKM 2009, held as part of CICM 2009, Grand Bend, Canada, July 6–12, 2009. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-02613-3/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5625. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 357-372 (2009).
Summary: Spreadsheets are mathematical documents that are heavily employed in administration, financial forecasting, education, and science because of their intuitive, flexible, and direct approach to computation. In this paper we show that spreadsheets are interesting applications for MKM techniques which can alleviate usability and maintenance problems as spreadsheet-based applications grow evermore complex and long-lived. We present the software and information architecture of a semantic enhancement of MS Excel spreadsheets that aims at compensating the computational bias in spreadsheets.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1165.68005].

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68T30 Knowledge representation
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