LaTeXSearch, a free service provided by Springer, affords the scientific community the ability to search for LaTeX code within scientific publications. LaTeXSearch allows users to locate and view the following:
Each equation result contains the following information:
Most scientific publisher platforms render math in a suitable presentation format (e.g., PDF, GIF images, or MathML), but these formats are optimized for display and not for searching, making the discovery of mathematical formulae online nearly impossible.
Springer, as one of the leading publishers of mathematics research, has over 1 million LaTeX equations embedded in tens of thousands of articles from various disciplines. The problem that latexsearch.com was created to solve was to give researchers direct access to the LaTeX source code used to generate the equations that are seen in the online and print versions of the article.
The ability to search for specific equations means that researchers who see a particularly elegant equation can now simply copy and paste the LaTeX source code instead of trying to recreate the entire equation themselves. Latexsearch.com's ability to return all the equations for a particular DOI, or to return all the math in articles with a particular word or phrase in their title, means that researchers can cut down on the amount of time required to find or create formulae, and see what other articles (and in which journals) related equations may exist.
LaTeXSearch's unique "similarity" algorithms normalize and compare LaTeX strings so that, if similar equations are written slightly differently, the outputs are normalized and matched, granting you the broadest possible results set. This means that a researcher can also discover equations that are very similar to their own.
Currently, latexsearch.com uses the content available from Springer's corpus of literature, but future development plans include expanding this content set to include open-access databases and preprint servers such as ArXiV. Anyone who would like to assist us in expanding the content base of latexsearch.com is encouraged to contact us.
For any queries, comments, or suggestions, please consider one of the following contact options listed below:
General Inquiries, Comments, and Suggestions
E-mail the LaTeXSearch Team at email@example.com
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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