Mathematical/Technical Documents form the backbone of the current system that conserves our scientific and technological heritage and makes it accessible to innovation. As such, they constitute one of the biggest investments of our society and form a key resource for future prosperity.
These documents are rich in structure, non-trivial in content, and currently virtually closed to machine processing due to their inherent complexity, low redundancy and limited distribution. One of the principal problems is the pervasive use of mathematical langauge and notation.
The Special Interest group for Math Linguistics (SIGMathLing) is a forum and resource cooperative for the linguistics of mathematical/technical documents. It aims at
These resources are freely shared among SIGMathLing members even if they cannot be made public for licensing reasons. Members also share results of linguistic analyses to facilitate derived results (… details in the charter).