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Explaining Topic Maps

by Trond K. Pettersen


Prior to writing this entry, I was victim of a person asserting that Topic Maps is an XML based standard. It’s not!

Is about TMDM and XTM.

Was ist Topic Maps?

by Lutz Maicher


Topic Maps ist der internationale Industriestandard für die semantische Informationsrepräsentation und -integration (IS0 13250).

Is about TMDM.


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As a former information scientist, I am fascinated since 1999 by the capabilities for building Topic Maps-based knowledge systems having the potential to augment human mind. One can model arbitrary knowledge organization systems, deal with semantic heterogeneity, collocate all facts about one subject in one logical place, and with TMQL have semantic retrieval on federated semantic networks. Therefore I expect bright prospects for business concepts building on the exchange of such knowledge snippets via semantic knowledge services.

Alexander Sigel
Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

Graduate from the Topic Maps Lab