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Variant Name (TMDM)

According to the TMDM, a variant name is an alternative form of a topic name that may be more suitable in certain contexts than the corresponding base name.

Associated Topics

Topic Maps — Data Model  

Edited by Lars Marius Garshol and Graham Moore.


This part of ISO/IEC13250 specifies a data model of Topic Maps. It defines the abstract structure of Topic Maps, using the information set formalism, and to some extent their …


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The idea of Topic Maps is essential to enable dynamic information logistic. This requires a system that understands the context of the user to provide relevant informations and options automatically. Therefore semantic analysis is needed organizing content in a dynamic net structure.

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Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

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