MKM: A New Interdisciplinary Field of Research
William M. Farmer
2004
Abstract
Mathematical Knowledge Management (MKM) is a new interdisciplinary
field of research in the intersection of mathematics, computer
science, library science, and scientific publishing. Its objective is
to develop new and better ways of managing mathematical knowledge
using sophisticated software tools. Its grand challenge is to create
a universal digital mathematics library (UDML), accessible via the
World-Wide Web, that contains essentially all mathematical knowledge
(intended for the public). The challenges facing MKM are daunting,
but a UDML, even just partially constructed, would transform how
mathematics is learned and practiced.