Revisions as an Essential Tool to Maintain Mathematical Repositories

  • Adam Grabowski
  • Christoph Schwarzweller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4573)

Abstract

One major goal of Mathematical Knowledge Management is building extensive repositories, in which the mathematical knowledge has been verified. It appears, however, that maintaining such a repository is as hard as building it – especially for an open collection with a large number of contributors. In this paper we argue that even careful reviewing of contributions cannot cope with the task of keeping a mathematical repository efficient and clearly arranged in the long term. We discuss reasons for revisions of mathematical repositories accomplished by the “core implementors” and illustrate our experiences with revisions of MML, the Mizar Mathematical Library.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Grabowski
    • 1
  • Christoph Schwarzweller
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics, University of Białystok, ul. Akademicka 2, 15-267 BiałystokPoland
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, University of Gdańsk, ul. Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 GdańskPoland

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