WebMIaS on Docker: Deploying Math-Aware Search in a Single Line of Code

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Authors

LUPTÁK Dávid NOVOTNÝ Vít ŠTEFÁNIK Michal SOJKA Petr RŮŽIČKA Michal LÍŠKA Martin

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
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Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81097-9_20
Keywords Math Information Retrieval; WebMIaS; MIaS; Docker Virtualization; Digital Mathematical Libraries; Math Web Search; EuDML; ARQMath
Description Math informational retrieval (MIR) search engines are absent in the wide-spread production use, even though documents in the STEM fields contain many mathematical formulae, which are sometimes more important than text for understanding. We have developed and open-sourced the WebMIaS MIR search engine that has been successfully deployed in the European Digital Mathematics Library (EuDML). However, its deployment is difficult to automate due to the complexity of this task. Moreover, the solutions developed so far to tackle this challenge are imperfect in terms of speed, maintenance, and robustness. In this paper, we will describe the virtualization of WebMIaS using Docker that solves all three problems and allows anyone to deploy containerized WebMIaS in a single line of code. The publicly available Docker image will also help the community push the development of math-aware search engines in the ARQMath workshop series.
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