MathBox: Interactive pen-based interface for inputting mathematical expressions

Yuji Kasuya, Hayato Yamana

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Abstract

Inputting mathematical expressions with a mouse and a keyboard is a troublesome task. Thus, a number of mathematical expression recognition systems capable of recognizing handwritten mathematical expressions to input them into computers have been proposed. Even with these systems, however, structure recognition of mathematical expressions is still difficult. This paper presents MathBox, a new pen-based interface for inputting mathematical expressions into computers. MathBox interactively shows "boxes" in which the user can write one symbol. The boxes are shown along with the user's writing. For example, when the user writes 'x,' the boxes for a power and an index of 'x' and for the next symbol are shown. When the user inputs a fraction line, boxes for the numerator, denominator, and the next symbol are shown. MathBox skips recognizing the structures of expressions, which enables users to write mathematical expressions with practical accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUI 2007
Subtitle of host publication2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Pages274-277
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 28
Event12th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2007 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2007 Jan 282007 Jan 31

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2007
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period07/1/2807/1/31

Keywords

  • DP matching
  • Mathematical expression recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Kasuya, Y., & Yamana, H. (2007). MathBox: Interactive pen-based interface for inputting mathematical expressions. In IUI 2007: 2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 274-277). (International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI). https://doi.org/10.1145/1216295.1216345