Michael V. Olenin, Ph.D., Tamara A. Grinchenko, Dr. Hypertext department of Institute of Applied Informatics 23-b Velyka Vasylkivska St, Kyiv, Ukraine, 252004 Tel:(380-44) 228-57-62, Fax:(380-44)221-28-35 E-mail: email@example.com
The current explosion in the use of new information technologies for early dissemination of scientific information dovetails with many scientific Societies interest electronic publishing and consumption of scholarly journals. The oftenstated objective of The American Physical Society( APS) is the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. In the last few years, a major goal of the Society has been to move its scholarly publications away from print and toward electronic production and dissemination. SGML is the center piece the APSstrategy to accept manuscripts electronically and to provide storage and delivery choices. The work is concerned with the development of mark-up technology tools to support electronic publishing of mathematical journals over Internet. A framework of authoring system design based on XML is proposed.
One of the hardest problems is to write the authoring tools for an SGML/XML system. A good tool has to provide a natural interface for authors; most of them do not wont to know the principles of markup languages. It may also have to enforce strict and complex rules, possibly after every keystroke. Many current authoring tools are therefore tailored to a limited number of specific applications.
We have experience in developing and implementation of the first in Ukraine hypertext system HYPSY with some intellectual features such as context searching, composition language for generating new hypertexts, transaction management for collaborative authoring. We have also implemented visual SGML-HTML editor and browser for mathematical documents marked up using standard specification for patent abstracts. Now our interests focused on exploring authoring tools for electronic publishing and design principles of intellectual hypertext systems.
The main goal is R&D methods and authoring tools for Internet publishing based on extensible Mark-up Language (XML) for mathematical application.