24th Annual Conference on Professional Information Resources

May 29-30, 2018, Prague

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Math-Aware Indexing and Searching


Vlastimil Krejčíř
Masaryk University - Institute of Computer Science

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The textual-search functionality in digital documents is a matured technology and a common part of many information systems today. However, there are a number of specific applications where common text indexing and searching methods fail.

The talk focuses on the issues of indexing and searching for mathematical formulae that are an important part of scientific documents.

Using numerous examples, the talk will, in a simple way, address basic issues of the math-aware full-text search and will demonstrate math-aware search functionality in examples (e.g. over repository data).

About author

Vlastimil Krejčíř graduated from Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University and at present works as a software developer and system administrator at Library and Information Centre, Institute of Computer Science at Masaryk University. He is interested in digital libraries, repositories and related technologies. He is mainly aimed at the open-source software system DSpace and uses it for building digital libraries. As a software developer he has been involved in the various international projects: Czech Digital Mathematics Library (DML-CZ) and European Digital Mathematics Library (EuDML). He is also interested in electronic information resources. He develops the software system for maintanance and management of electronic information resources (EIZ Portal) and works as a system administrator for the discovery service and resources linker system at Masaryk university. Nowadays, he is exploring the long term preservation (LTP) challenges and related software (Archivematica).


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