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Handwriting recognition for maths!!!

cmml100

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Jul 22, 2012
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Hi,

My name is Mandy and I am very new to this forum. I am a university student who is debating whether a freely available handwriting recognition technology for mathematics expression can make life a lot easier for those who want to communicate mathematics on-line. I have prepared a survey and wondered if it would be objectionable to post the link up here to ask for your opinions. The survey is fairly short and basically only asks for information such as do you use MS Word Maths editor, Latex etc. It should take only a few minutes.

Click here to take the survey: https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/5561

I would be really grateful for the help,
Mandy (Happy)
 
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Swlabr

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Feb 21, 2012
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Hi,

My name is Mandy and I am very new to this forum. I am a university student who is debating whether a freely available handwriting recognition technology for mathematics expression can make life a lot easier for those who want to communicate mathematics on-line. I have prepared a survey and wondered if it would be objectionable to post the link up here to ask for your opinions. The survey is fairly short and basically only asks for information such as do you use MS Word Maths editor, Latex etc. It should take only a few minutes.

Click here to take the survey: https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/5561

I would be really grateful for the help,
Mandy (Happy)
It depends if it works or not...

I would like to say that I think it would be wonderful if you got the touchscreen version working so that I could take notes on a tablet. That would be very convenient! (Although, perhaps a thing exists? I have maybe heard tale of it on MathOverflow.)
 
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cmml100

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Jul 22, 2012
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perhaps a thing exists? I have maybe heard tale of it on MathOverflow.)
that would be nice. but I have not been able to locate one so far. At the moment, I know of a hand full of desktop based applications. Hugely expansive and not really catering for students. I am looking for something that allows students to just concentrate on the mathematics as if on pen and paper, then with some simple means send it off for checking or discussion. Of course, it will have to assume legible handwriting. But then, that's by the by, even when sitting next to a teacher side by side, your handwriting needs to be somewhat legible for discussions to take place. I just find the whole process of having to format everything too much of a distraction from the mathematics itself. or else, you work things out by hand and then having to type it up is such a pain.

Yes, if you know of anything, please send it my way. My uni has a nice budget for trying things out. especially if I argue that it might be good for disabled students.... [sorry about the politics ... (Wink)]
 

Swlabr

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Feb 21, 2012
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that would be nice. but I have not been able to locate one so far. At the moment, I know of a hand full of desktop based applications. Hugely expansive and not really catering for students. I am looking for something that allows students to just concentrate on the mathematics as if on pen and paper, then with some simple means send it off for checking or discussion. Of course, it will have to assume legible handwriting. But then, that's by the by, even when sitting next to a teacher side by side, your handwriting needs to be somewhat legible for discussions to take place. I just find the whole process of having to format everything too much of a distraction from the mathematics itself. or else, you work things out by hand and then having to type it up is such a pain.

Yes, if you know of anything, please send it my way. My uni has a nice budget for trying things out. especially if I argue that it might be good for disabled students.... [sorry about the politics ... (Wink)]
This is the thread I was thinking of.

I think it would be important to save the un-rendered files also, incase of an incorrectly-rendered symbol and you're not sure what it is meant to be...and that is all my ideas...good luck!
 

cmml100

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Jul 22, 2012
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I think it would be important to save the un-rendered files also, incase of an incorrectly-rendered symbol and you're not sure what it is meant to be...and that is all my ideas...good luck!
that is exactly what I was thinking of. :D