XMEC: An Extensible Mathematical
What is XMEC
XMEC is a stand-along mathematical expression converter
written in Java. It can also be easily embeded in other
applications to perform conversions. It is a component
in the IAMC framework but can be used independently.
XMEC provides native support for translations between
infix notation, MathML and MP.
As a side benefit, experiments with MathML-MP conversions have shown
good conversion speeds and significant data compression.
It may be advantageous to convert large MathML results to MP before
sending them through the network.
XMEC has important roles to play in the IAMC framework.
Both the MCP library and OMEI drivers
can use XMEC as a built-in component.
XMEC also has application independent of the IAMC framework; for example,
it would allow a user to prepare a document with mathematical
content using any of a number of formats and still be able to communicate
that content over the Web or Internet.
This extensible converter has been
demonstrated at the IAMC'2001 Workshop
and will be made available for the research community.
XMEC: An Extensible Mathematical Encoding Converter (Demo
at IAMC'2001 Workshop), by Xiao Zou.
XMEC is free for non-commercial use. Please let us know how
you are using the package and we appreate your feedback.
Shift-click on the link to download
the latest XMEC version:
Xiao Zou, Paul Wang
Institute for Compuotational Mathematics
Kent State University
Kent OH USA 44242-0001
The XMEC effort has been supported in part by the National
Foundation under Grant CCR-9721343 and the Ohio Board of Regents
Computer Science Enhancement Funds.