Published 2021-08-08T15:26:00.002Z by Physics Derivation Graph
In this post I assess why Latex is widely use and knowledge management efforts are not.
I'm using the spectrum documented in this previous post.
Latex was free, open source, well designed, solved a specific problem that had been unaddressed, the problem was felt by the content creators, is comprehensive, written by a single author, and the author was famous.
Now Latex has a user community, developers, libraries of software, reference books, support on multiple operating systems as well as the web.
Anything seeking to augment or displace Latex will need a value differentiation that is felt by content creators.
Manual annotation or supervised machine learning may be incomplete if there are missing steps or assumptions.
"Better search" isn't a problem felt by content creators. This need is somewhat addressed by citations.
I'm not aware of any models of success for semantic enrichment.