Reexamining the MKM Value Proposition: From Math Web Search to Math Web ReSearch

Creators: Kohlhase, Andrea and Kohlhase, Michael
Title: Reexamining the MKM Value Proposition: From Math Web Search to Math Web ReSearch
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) 14th Symposium, Calculemus 2007, 6th International Conference, MKM 2007
Event Location: Hagenberg, Austria
Event Dates: June, 27-30, 2007
Page Range: pp. 313-326
Date: 2007
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): The interest of the field of Mathematical Knowledge Management is predicated on the assumption that by investing into markup or formalization of mathematical knowledge, we can reap benefits in managing (creating, classifying, reusing, verifying, and finding) mathematical theories, statements, and objects. This global value proposition has been used to motivate the pursuit of technologies that can add machine support to these knowledge management tasks. But this (rather naive) technology-centered motivation takes a view merely from the global (macro) perspective, and almost totally disregards the user’s point of view and motivations for using it, the local (micro) perspective. In this paper we go a first step into a more principled analysis of the MKM value proposition by focusing on motivations for mathematical search engines from the micro perspective. We will use a table-based method called the “Added-Value Analysis” (AVA) developed by one of the authors. Even though we apply the AVA only to mathematical search engines, the method quickly leads to value considerations that are relevant for the whole field of MKM.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Kohlhase, Andrea and Kohlhase, Michael (2007) Reexamining the MKM Value Proposition: From Math Web Search to Math Web ReSearch. In: (Proceedings of the) 14th Symposium, Calculemus 2007, 6th International Conference, MKM 2007, June, 27-30, 2007, Hagenberg, Austria, pp. 313-326. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 4573). ISBN 9783540730835

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