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Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
Volume 2014, Article ID 436980, 8 pages
Research Article

User-Centric Design for Mathematical Web Services

1Department of Computer Applications, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai 600119, India
2Research Scholar, Centre for Information Technology and Engineering, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli 627012, India
3Department of Computer Science and Engineering, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai 600119, India

Received 30 October 2013; Revised 13 January 2014; Accepted 31 January 2014; Published 6 March 2014

Academic Editor: Francesco Bellotti

Copyright © 2014 Adlin Sheeba and Chandrasekar Arumugam. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A web service is a programmatically available application logic exposed over the internet and it has attracted much attention in recent years with the rapid development of e-commerce. Very few web services exist in the field of mathematics. The aim of this paper is to seamlessly provide user-centric mathematical web services to the service requester. In particular, this paper focuses on mathematical web services for prepositional logic and set theory which comes under discrete mathematics. A sophisticated user interface with virtual keyboard is created for accessing web services. Experimental results show that the web services and the created user interface are efficient and practical.