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Making math searchable in Wikipedia

Schubotz, Moritz

FG Datenbanksysteme und Informationsmanagement (DIMA)

Wikipedia, the world largest encyclopedia contains a lot of knowledge that is expressed as formulae exclusively. Unfortunately, this knowledge is currently not fully accessible by intelligent information retrieval systems. This immense body of knowledge is hidden form value-added services, such as search. In this paper, we present our MathSearch implementation for Wikipedia that enables users to perform a combined text and fully unlock the potential benefits.