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Mathematical Knowledge at Scale

Presented by: 
Stephen Watt University of Waterloo
Date: 
Monday 10th July 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 

The world's largest organism is a clonal colony of quaking aspen in Utah, with some 40,000 trunks spanning 43 hectares and massing an estimated 6,000 metric tons.  This is not a forest of individuals, but a single, living organism.  We may think of mathematical knowledge in the same way.   It is the goal of the International Mathematical Knowledge Trust (IMKT) to develop a global digital mathematics library, not as a comprehensive collection of individual articles, but as an integrated knowledge base, both for human readers and machine services.   This talk presents the goals of the IMKT, the direction of its first steps, challenges to be overcome, and a long-term picture of scalable mathematical knowledge integration.  

Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons