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A web-based toolkit for mathematical word processing applications with semantics. (English) Zbl 1367.68332
Geuvers, Herman (ed.) et al., Intelligent computer mathematics. 10th international conference, CICM 2017, Edinburgh, UK, July 17–21, 2017. Proceedings. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-62074-9/pbk; 978-3-319-62075-6/ebook). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10383. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 272-291 (2017).
Summary: Lurch is an open-source word processor that can check the steps in students’ mathematical proofs. Users write in a natural language, but mark portions of a document as meaningful, so the software can distinguish content for human readers from content it should analyze.
This paper describes the Lurch Web Platform, a system of tools the authors have created as part of a project to upgrade Lurch from a desktop application to a web application. That system of tools is available on GitHub for other mathematical software developers to use in their own projects. It includes a web editor with mathematical typesetting, an interface for marking up documents with mathematical (or other structured) meaning, OpenMath support, meaning visualization tools, and document dependence and sharing features, among others.
We conclude with design plans for ongoing development of the web version of Lurch that will be built on the Lurch Web Platform.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1364.68010].

MSC:
68U15 Computing methodologies for text processing; mathematical typography
68U35 Computing methodologies for information systems (hypertext navigation, interfaces, decision support, etc.)
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