Nova Resource:Math

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Project Name math



Test to render TeX to MathML within the MW Framework


Improve Math rendering and MathSearch

Anticipated traffic level

100-1000 hits per day

Anticipated time span


Project status

currently running

Contact address

Willing to take contributors or not


Subject area narrow or broad

broadMath, Wikidata, MathML, HTML5, W3C This project has the following purposes:

  1. Improve the rendering quality of math
  2. Make math searchable
  3. Add semantic information to the mathematical content


As a test data-set we use the subsection of the English wikipedia that contains math tags. The size of the dataset is about 28k Articles with about 450k tags, and about 280k unique tags.


The purpose of the NIST Digital Repository of Mathematical Formulae (DRMF) is to create a digital compendium of mathematical formulae for orthogonal polynomials and special functions (OPSF) and of associated mathematical data. The DRMF provides a platform for publication and interaction with OPSF formulae on the web. Using MediaWiki extensions and other existing technology (such as software and macro collections developed for the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions), the DRMF acts as an interactive web domain for OPSF formulae. Whereas Wikipedia and other web authoring tools manifest notions or descriptions as first class objects, the DRMF does that with mathematical formulae.

This project has many goals which are directly in line with important goals of MediaWiki. In order to develop this resource we are adding features to the MediaWiki math extension and in conjunction with these, building MediaWiki extensions specific to DRMF. By using these features we will add accessibility to the math extension. The use of semantic macros will lead to improved capabilities for search and accessibility. Not only that, we are developing formula search which have the potential to add to the future capabilities of MediaWiki for large databases such as Wikipedia.

Server admin log


  • 03:51 andrewbogott: raised quota to gigabytes=260 for T354579


  • 02:20 andrewbogott: rebooting mathosphere to resolve hangs associated with an old NFS failure


  • 23:13 bd808: Deleted drmf, math-ru, mathoid2 (T204509)


  • 10:39 arturo: shut down drmft instance again (was active by mistake due to workload reallocation) Will be deleted soon anyway


  • 17:23 arturo: make myself projectadmin for better view of internal project logs
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