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Interactive Encyclopedias Using the Web and Mathematica

Eric W. Weisstein
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Research and Development

1999 Mathematica Developer Conference
Conference location

Champaign, IL

The internet revolution has ushered in a new information age. However, much of the "information" currently available on the web is incomplete and of uneven quality, or else available only through subscription to specialized information services. Starting five years ago, I began compiling and making available on the web extensive encyclopedias of math and science intended for a general audience, but containing detailed enough information to be useful to a graduate student or research scientist. Mathematica has been used extensively in the compilation and implementation of these encyclopedic resources, and I am currently spearheading an initiative underway at Wolfram Research to harness the power of Mathematica in the production of "live," publicly available encyclopedias useful to practitioners and students in many areas of mathematics, physics, and engineering.


* Finding (Useful) Information in the Information Age
* WRI's Web Encyclopedia Project
* Demos
* Summary


*Information Science and Technology > Internet

information, searching, web encyclopedia

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