Mathematical Research Data, Software, Models, and the Publication-Based Approach

  • Wolfram SperberEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10931)


Scientific publications are still the most important medium for publishing mathematical research results. They serve as a container for different types of mathematical research data, especially mathematical models, theories, theorems, conjectures, proofs, algorithms, etc. They also link to mathematical software and simulations which has became more and more important for mathematics and applications. Therefore it seems to be natural to use publications for a more sophisticated analysis of mathematical research data, especially software. Mathematical publications are well-structured and use a more or less standard terminology for content, e.g., theorems, proofs, etc, and the formal structure. Nevertheless, publications could be used as a starting point to develop information services for mathematical research data. In the talk, the publication-based approach for mathematical software and a possible extension to mathematical models are discussed.


Mathematical research data Software Mathematical models Information services Heuristics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FIZ Karlsruhe/zbMATHBerlinGermany

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