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Semantic Filesystem

Semantic File Systems are file systems used for information persistence which structure the data according to their semantics and intent, rather the location as with current file systems. It allows the data to be addressed by their content (associative access) and querying for the data.

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Topic Maps is an excellent paradigm to support human thinking and to visualize networked information. As part of my PhD project, I therefore chose Topic Maps as the conceptual foundation for designing and implementing a software prototype for semantic knowledge retrieval.

Stefan Smolnik
Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

Graduate from the Topic Maps Lab