MathML Cloud Presentation CSUN 2012


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MathML Cloud Presentation CSUN 2012

  1. 1. MathML Cloud CSUN 2014
  2. 2. Page 2 State of MathML Adoption ●  Chrome and IE 11 do not support MathML ●  EPUB/KF8 reading system support poor ● files/file_attach/ sanders_edupub_slides.pdf
  3. 3. Page 3 As Result ●  Many publishers convert MathML to SVG/ PNG images and throw away the MathML ●  Accessibility is lost
  4. 4. Page 4 A Solution 1.  A publisher or other content creator using a MathML Cloud integrated product, such as an InDesign plugin or a proprietary production toolchain, submits MathML code to the MathML Cloud API
  5. 5. Page 5 A Solution 2.  The MathML is converted to an SVG image using MathJax. There is an option to further convert the SVG to a PNG image. The MathML is also processed by the integrated ChromeVox math utilities to generate a textual description.
  6. 6. Page 6 A Solution 3.  The API returns HTML/SVG code and the PNG image. The HTML code contains accessibility metadata and a link to the source MathML. The HTML and images can be inserted into a web page or an EPUB 2/3.
  7. 7. Page 7 A Solution 4.  The end user can choose to click to to access and navigate the original MathML. They can also provide feedback to the publisher and Benetech as to the quality of the automatically generated description.
  8. 8. Page 8 Who Can Benefit? ●  Publishers and their Partners: e.g., Pearson and Aptara ●  DSS Offices and other AIM Providers ●  Assistive Technology Providers: e.g., Freedom Scientific ●  End User Platforms: e.g., Courseload ,CourseSmart/ VitalSource, Google, Inkling, and Nook Media ●  LMS, MOOC and other Ed Tech: e.g., Moodle and Coursera ●  Authoring Tool Providers: e.g., Adobe and Microsoft ●  CMS Platforms: e.g., Wordpress and Drupal ●  Distributors: e.g., Ingram
  9. 9. Page 9 What We Will Deliver in 2014 ●  Open Source Software (commercial friendly license) – Install it in your product toolchain – Integrate it with your products / tools – Host the MathML yourself or let us host it ●  A Web Service – – RESTful API (MathML/LaTex -> described SVG/ PNG or just description and links) – MathML landing pages
  10. 10. Page 10 Future Directions ●  Support for crowdsourced improvements via wiki like approach ●  Support for Nemeth Braille ●  Support for different rule sets ●  Analytics
  11. 11. Page 11 Sign Up For Updates Thank You Microsoft’s Tech for Good Program!