MKM from Book to Computer: A Case Study

  • James H. Davenport
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2594)


[2] is one of the great mathematical knowledge repositories. Nevertheless, it was written for a different era, and for human readership. In this paper, we describe the sorts of knowledge in one chapter (elementary transcendental functions) and the difficulties in making this sort of knowledge formal. This makes us ask questions about the nature of a Mathematical Knowledge Repository, and whether a database is enough, or whether more “intelligence” is required.


Mathematical Knowledge Multivalued Function Computer Algebra Computer Algebra System Hyperbolic Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Davenport
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BathBathEngland

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