European digital content for the global networks project

Contract Number EDC-22253.

The WebALT project showcases a significant application that uses a combination of existing standards for representing mathematics on the web and existing linguistic technologies in order to enable the creation of language-independent mathematical content.

The WebALT project will create software and sample content for an XML database of mathematical problems to be used in undergraduate university courses in mathematics. The technological solutions to be developed by the project can be directly applied to any middle and high school mathematics instruction.

Mathematics problems will originally be written in English with a number of additional XML tags which make it possible to generate versions of the problems in many languages. Initially the project will produce translations of the problems into Catalan, Dutch, Finnish and Spanish.

The two year project started on January 1, 2005. The total cost of the project is estimated to be 2.5 million â‚¬ (3.2 million US$). WebALT solutions will be commercially developed and marketed by WebALT Inc.