Mathematics Subject Classification MSC2010


The Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) has been converted into a SKOS form incorporating much other related material beyond the basic traditional English version. Here are links to some of the files and services involved. The new authority file for the MSC is known generically as MSC/SKOS.

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Conversion Tables, TeX source files, Other forms

Publications about MSC/SKOS

  • Christoph Lange, Patrick Ion, Anastasia Dimou, Charalampos Bratsas, Joseph Corneli, Wolfram Sperber, Michael Kohlhase, and Ioannis Antoniou. “Reimplementing the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) as a Linked Open Dataset”. In: Intelligent Computer Mathematics. Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM) (Bremen, Germany, July 9–14, 2012). Ed. by Johan Jeuring, John A. Campbell, Jacques Carette, Gabriel Dos Reis, Petr Sojka, Makarius Wenzel, and Volker Sorge. LNAI 7362. Springer Verlag, 2012, pp. 457–461. arXiv: 1204.5086v1 [cs.DL].
  • Patrick Ion and Wolfram Sperber. “MSC 2010 in SKOS – the Transition of the MSC to the Semantic Web”. EMS Newsletter, June 2012, pp. 55-57
  • Christoph Lange, Patrick Ion, Anastasia Dimou, Charalampos Bratsas, Wolfram Sperber, Michael Kohlhase, and Ioannis Antoniou. “Bringing Mathematics To the Web of Data: the Case of the Mathematics Subject Classification”. In: The Semantic Web. 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) (Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, May 27–31, 2012). Ed. by Elena Simperl, Philipp Cimiano, Axel Polleres, Oscar Corcho, and Valentina Presutti. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7295. Springer, 2012, pp. 763–777. URL: [slides]
  • Wolfram Sperber and Patrick D. F. Ion. “Content analysis and classification in mathematics”. In: Classification & Ontology: formal approaches and access to knowledge. International UDC seminar (The Hague, Netherlands, September 19–20, 2011). Ed. by Aida Slavic and Edgardo Civallero. Ergon, Würzburg, pp. 129–144.
  • Wolfram Sperber and Patrick Ion. “Some facets of knowledge management in mathematics”. In: Facets of knowledge organization : proceedings of the ISKO UK Second Biennial Conference, 4th-5th July 2011, London. Ed. by Alan Gilchrist, Judi Vernau. – Bingley : Emerald, 2011. – xix,416p. ; 23cm. – ISBN: 978-1-78025-614-0. [conference blog] [slides]

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