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Jean Buck
Organization: Wolfram Alpha LLC
Department: Director of Content Development
Ed Pegg
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Scientific Information Group
Eric W. Weisstein
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Research and Development
John Renze
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Information Resources
Michael Trott
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Scientific Information Group
Conference

2004 Wolfram Technology Conference
Conference location

Champaign IL
Description

Survey of Sites (Jean Buck): Wolfram Research hosts a number of information-intensive sites. A survey of these sites and some little know facts about them will be given.

The Mathematica Information Center (Ed Pegg Jr): The Mathematica Information Center, formerly MathSource, is one of the oldest continually maintained repositories for electronic data. Even before the existence of the internet, we have stored and promoted Mathematica notebooks, additional materials for Mathematica books, and citations for papers making extensive use of Mathematica. Many of the notebooks from 15 years ago are still perfectly usable today and will continue to help students and researchers into the far future. In order to promote some of the best material in the Infocenter, an editor’s pick system has been started, which will highlight some of the best notebooks available. Two Infocenter items will be selected for further discussion.

Notebook-Based Authoring of MathWorld (Eric Weisstein): MathWorld remains the web’s most extensive (and most often visited) mathematics resource. Mathematica is already extensively used in generating the site’s content, and more than 2500 entries currently contain downloadable notebooks with executable code for performing calculations and making figures. A new notebook-based authoring and build system is currently nearing completion that will provide a number of important benefits, such as generation of MathML and other formats, inclusion of interactive components, and simplification of typesetting and maintenance of the site. In this presentation, I will briefly discuss how Mathematica is being used to create MathWorld and demonstrate some of the new MathWorld features that will result.

Incorporation of webMathematica Components on MathWorld and the Wolfram Functions Site (John Renze): We are currently using webMathematica to create interactive components for large informational websites at Wolfram Research, including MathWorld and functions.wolfram.com. This talk will describe the process of seamlessly incorporating a webMathematica application into a larger website and embedding interactive components in otherwise static HTML pages. We will also demonstrate some of our creations.

Content-Based Searching on the Wolfram Functions Site (Michael Trott): The Wolfram Functions Site with more than 80,000 formulas, is the largest collection of identities of mathematical functions. Since the site is organized in a strictly hierarchical way, finding identities needed for a given problem can sometimes be challenging. A search program that allows users to search through the whole collection by mathematical content will be presented. An easy and straightforward-to-use interface to specify mathematical search criteria will be demonstrated and exemplified.
Subjects

*Information Science and Technology
*Mathematics
URL

http://www.wolfram.com/news/events/techconf2004
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