- Published 2003

It’s well known that multiple polylogarithms give rise to good unipotent variations of mixed Hodge-Tate structures. In this paper we shall explicitly determine these structures related to multiple logarithms and some other multiple polylogarithms of lower weights. The purpose of this explicit construction is to give some important applications: First we study of the limit mixed Hodge-Tate structures and make a conjecture relating the variations of mixed Hodge-Tate structures of multiple logarithms to those of general multiple polylogarithms. Then following Deligne and Beilinson we describe an approach to defining the single-valued real analytic version of the multiple polylogarithms which generalizes the wellknown result of Zagier on classical polylogarithms. In the process we find some interesting identities relating single-valued multiple polylogarithms of the same weight k when k = 2 and 3. At the end of this paper, motivated by Zagier’s conjecture we pose a problem which relates the special values of multiple Dedekind zeta functions of a number field to the single-valued version of multiple polylogarithms.

@inproceedings{Zhao2003arXI,
title={ar X iv : m at h / 03 02 05 5 v 1 [ m at h . A G ] 5 F eb 2 00 3 Variations of Mixed Hodge Structures of Multiple Polylogarithms ∗},
author={Jianqiang Zhao},
year={2003}
}