ITLApplied  Computational Mathematics Division
ACMD Seminar Series
Attractive Image NIST

LaTeXML: Converting LaTex to XML and MathML

Bruce R. Miller
NIST, ITL, MCSD (Div. 891), Gaithersburg

Friday, September 28, 2007 15:00-16:00,
Building 101, Lecture Room C
Friday, September 28, 2007 13:00-14:00,
Room 4511


As the Web continues to grow and evolve, the value of a more semantic orientation begins to emerge. Indexing for search becomes more reliable, meaningful objects such as mathematical formula and images can be reused in unforseen ways, and there is a tendency for such objects to be more accessible to a variety of users. However, creating such rich content is difficult.

LaTeXML is a program for converting LaTeX documents into an abstract XML format, and from there, for example, into HTML. It overcomes many limitations of similar programs: preserving the structure and content of documents; separating styling and presentation, giving more control; more faithful to TeX's processing model. In particular, it supports the conversion of mathmatics into MathML for accessible presentation on the Web. Originally developed in support of the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions, it has matured to a point where the general TeX user may find it useful.

In this presentation, I will discuss the motivations and goals of LaTeXML; highlight and demonstrate some of its capabilities; and describe how to obtain and use it.

Contact: B. R. Miller

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