Mathematical Dictionary System

Howida Fathi Almalaoushi, Zarina Shukur, Rokiah @ Rozita Ahmad, Ummul Khair Salam

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Abstract

Mathematical content has many ambiguities (the same symbol used for different purposes etc) which are not understood by the current search systems. The current search systems have their focus placed on the search by keywords of the mathematical terms, symbols and formulas. This paper introduces a Mathematical Dictionary System (MDS) which contains three dictionaries: The first is a mathematical terms dictionary from/to Malay to English. Secondly, a mathematical symbols dictionary that contains three classes of symbols; Greek symbols, operation symbols and notation symbols. Thirdly, there is the mathematical formulas dictionary that contains six classes of formulas; number system, polynomials, sequences, functions, differentiation and integration. MDS has two categories of users, namely students and lecturers. The MDS has two processes; inserting data, and updating data. Data can come in the forms of new symbols, new formula, and new terms (English-Malay terms or English-Arabic terms). Lecturers can even add new data. There is also a keyboard for mathematical symbols which is displayed on the screen. MDS provides multiple ways of searching. Searching can be narrowed to finding a symbol, a formula, a part of word, and a keyword. Users can listen to the pronunciation of words after they search; and it is considered as another added value for the MDS besides searching. The results of the usability test show that the system is easy to learn, and it is relatively efficient to use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1379-1385
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Bilingual Dictionary
  • Mathematical Formulas
  • Mathematical Symbols
  • Online Mathematical Dictionary

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Mathematical Dictionary System. / Almalaoushi, Howida Fathi; Shukur, Zarina; Ahmad, Rokiah @ Rozita; Salam, Ummul Khair.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 12, 12.2011, p. 1379-1385.

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Almalaoushi, HF, Shukur, Z, Ahmad, RR & Salam, UK 2011, 'Mathematical Dictionary System', Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1379-1385.
Almalaoushi, Howida Fathi ; Shukur, Zarina ; Ahmad, Rokiah @ Rozita ; Salam, Ummul Khair. / Mathematical Dictionary System. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 12. pp. 1379-1385.
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