From Notation to Semantics: There and Back Again

  • Luca Padovani
  • Stefano Zacchiroli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4108)


Mathematical notation is a structured, open, and ambiguous language. In order to support mathematical notation in MKM applications one must necessarily take into account presentational as well as semantic aspects. The former are required to create a familiar, comfortable, and usable interface to interact with. The latter are necessary in order to process the information meaningfully.

In this paper we investigate a framework for dealing with mathematical notation in a meaningful, extensible way, and we show an effective instantiation of its architecture to the field of interactive theorem proving. The framework builds upon well-known concepts and widely-used technologies and it can be easily adopted by other MKM applications.


Remote Control Content Level Semantic Level Proof Assistant Concrete Syntax 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Padovani
    • 1
  • Stefano Zacchiroli
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Science and Technology InstituteUniversity of Urbino 
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Bologna 

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