Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology have developed MathDeck, an online search interface that allows anyone to easily create, edit and lookup sophisticated math formulas on the computer.
Created by an interdisciplinary team of more than a dozen faculty and students, MathDeck aims to make math notation interactive and easily shareable, rather than an obstacle to mathematical study and exploration. The math-aware search interface is free to the public and available to use at mathdeck.cs.rit.edu.
MathDeck is one piece of a larger project called MathSeer, which is supported by nearly $1,000,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. MathSeer is led by Richard Zanibbi, professor of computer science at RIT, Agarwal, Penn State University Professor C. Lee Giles and University of Maryland, College Park Professor Douglas W. Oard.
“The goal of MathSeer is to produce new technologies to provide ‘math search for the masses,’” said Zanibbi, who is also director of RIT’s Document and Pattern Recognition Lab in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. “This involves creating new search interfaces, AI algorithms for handwritten and image input, and search engine technologies that better support formulas in queries.”
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