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Towards a web-based progressive handwriting recognition environment for mathematical problem solving

Vuong, Ba-Quy; He, Yulan and Hui, Siu Cheung (2010). Towards a web-based progressive handwriting recognition environment for mathematical problem solving. Expert Systems with Applications, 37(1) pp. 886–893.

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The emergence of pen-based mobile devices such as PDAs and tablet PCs provides a new way to input mathematical expressions to computer by using handwriting which is much more natural and efficient for entering mathematics. This paper proposes a web-based handwriting mathematics system, called WebMath, for supporting mathematical problem solving. The proposed WebMath system is based on client-server architecture. It comprises four major components: a standard web server, handwriting mathematical expression editor, computation engine and web browser with Ajax-based communicator. The handwriting mathematical expression editor adopts a progressive recognition approach for dynamic recognition of handwritten mathematical expressions. The computation engine supports mathematical functions such as algebraic simplification and factorization, and integration and differentiation. The web browser provides a user-friendly interface for accessing the system using advanced Ajax-based communication. In this paper, we describe the different components of the WebMath system and its performance analysis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 0957-4174
Keywords: progressive handwriting recognition; progressive structural analysis; web-based handwriting mathematics system; WebMath; client–server architecture with Ajax-based communication
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23785
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 09:37
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:33
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