Accessibility of Math on the Web, Part II
Unfortunately, much of the material that is available on the web is
not accessible in the sense of easily discoverable:
- Virtually all searches are text-based, thus requiring one to know
good search terms in advance. Unless you know
[X,Y] is called a Lie bracket, finding that out
from the 13M hits for "[X,Y]" on Google is hard.
- Because so much of the math that is online is locked up in PDFs,
images, etc, text-based searches often fail, or cover only the
- What little metadata is available is mostly at the document level
and restricted to cataloging info.