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Benjamin Bock

Telephone: +49-341-97-32298
Fax: +49-341-97-32299
Email: bock@informatik.uni-leipzig.de
http://twitter.com/bnjmnbck

Address:
Johannisgasse 26, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

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Benjamin started creating the first Topic Maps engine for Ruby in 2006 to unite rapid web application development with Ruby on Rails and the flexibility of Topic Maps data models. In 2008 he was founding member of the Topic Maps Lab where he now leads the Semantic Integration group. As an expert invited by the ISO he represents Germany in the further development of the Topic Maps international industry standards family.

Author of

ActiveTM: A Topic Maps – Object Mapper

by Benjamin Bock 

Rock_art

Currently, the most common way to programmatically access Topic Maps data is the use of a Topic Maps API, like TMAPI. Another approach, besides the …


Was presented at TMRA 2008.

Automatic Extraction of Topic Maps based ...

by Benjamin Bock, Lutz Maicher, and Marco Büchler, ...  

Fan

With argumentation trails we introduce an approach of finding relevant associations between arbitrary terms. An argumentation trail between two …


Enhancing Customer Relationship Management ...

by Jenny Müller, Arnim Bleier, and Benjamin Bock, ...  

Vintage_cactus

In most companies the landscape of used computer software is very heterogeneous; this causes a need for data integration. This is especially …


Story Driven Development

by Benjamin Bock and Lutz Maicher 

Story

It is proposed that Story Driven Development consists of the following four steps: 1) catch the peoples’ stories, 2) identify them, 3) model them …


Was presented at TMRA 2008.

Ruby Topic Maps

by Benjamin Bock 

Waffel

Ruby Topic Maps (RTM) is a Topic Maps engine created in and for the Ruby programming language. Its focus is an intuitive and easy to use interface, …


Was presented at TMRA 2007.

Implementing TMQL for teaching: The ...

by Benjamin Bock and Sven Krosse 

Fuenf

Here are a lot of voices claiming, the current TMQL draft is too hard to understand and to implement. We argue that it is not the content but the …


Was presented at TMRA 2009.

ActiveTM - The Factory for ...

by Lutz Maicher and Benjamin Bock 

Factory

Our goal is increasing the users’ value and experience and decreasing the implementation time for web portals. To achieve this goal we adopt a …


JRuby Topic Maps

by Arnim Bleier, Benjamin Bock, and Uta Schulze, ...  

Troddel

The Topic Maps Application Programming Interface (TMAPI) provides a standardized way for working with Topic Maps, but only in Java. TMAPI


Was presented at TMRA 2009.

Topic Maps run from XML and is coming back ...

by Benjamin Bock, Sven Krosse, and Lutz Maicher 

Flowers

In its history, Topic Maps developed from a syntax-based standard to a pure data model without any syntax defined within its core data model. The …


Von Platon zu Alexander dem Großen - ...

by Marco Büchler, Frederik Baumgardt, ...  

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Mit dem exponentiellen Wachstum von digital zur Verfügung stehenden Texten wächst auch die Notwendigkeit nach immer effektiveren …


Topic-Maps-Middleware. Modellgetriebene ...

by Benjamin Bock 

Middle_ware

THIS THESIS IS IN GERMAN! Since its inception, the Topic Maps Data Model (TMDM) is the foundation for the development of Topic Maps engines. A …


JRuby Topic Maps: Using Ontopia in a Ruby ...

by Benjamin Bock 

Rainbow_railing

Have you ever created a Topic Maps application and it took just too much time? Have you ever created a Rails web portal and wondered, if you could …


Was presented at Topic Maps 2010 ....

SesameTM: Building Topic Maps on RDF

by Arnim Bleier, Lutz Maicher, and Benjamin Bock 

Sesame

Over the past decade RDF has developed to become the dominant standard for representation and interchange of structured data on the web. In portal …


Author of

New Release of Ruby Topic Maps (RTM), ...

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Minor update, fixing some regressions from previous release.

Is about Ruby Topic Maps.

Soft launch of the new Topic Maps Lab ...

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The new portal of the Topic Maps Lab is launched today.

Is about Topic Maps Lab.. .

Topic Maps Lab at ISO meeting in Prague

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Benjamin Bock and Hannes Niederhausen from the Topic Maps Lab work on the Topic Maps standards at the Prague ISO meeting.

Is about TMCL, TMQL, and TMRM, ...

Topic Maps Lab provides Project Management ...

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The Redmine project management web application will be used to aid standardization work on CTM, TMCL, TMQL and TM/DC

Is about TMCL and TMQL.

Topic Maps Lab at RailsWayCon

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Teaser-start

RailsWayCon, the European Ruby on Rails conference took place this week in Berlin. The …

Corpora browser of the Wortschatz project ...

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Wortschatz

With the Wortschatz project the NLP research group at the University of Leipzig – which the Topic Maps Lab is affiliated with – provides one of the …

Is about Ruby Topic Maps, ...

New MaJorToM Topic Map Store based on redis

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Today we added a new backend to the powerful Topic Maps engine MaJorToM: the Redis Topic Map Store. Redis is an open source, advanced …

Is about Topic Maps Engine, ...

Subject of

Das Topic Maps Lab im Überblick

 

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Gefördert durch das BMBF haben sich im Topic Maps Lab unter der Leitung von Dr. Lutz Maicher die Universität Leipzig (Prof. Dr. G. Heyer) und die …

Is about Michael Prilop, ...

Topic Maps Lab at ISO meeting in Prague

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Benjamin Bock and Hannes Niederhausen from the Topic Maps Lab work on the Topic Maps standards at the Prague ISO meeting.

Is about TMCL, TMQL, and TMRM, ...

The Topic Maps Lab Team

 

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Phase II of the Topic Maps Lab venture was started in Mai 2009. This is a list of its current and former members.

Is about Lutz Maicher, ...

Project Leader of

Ruby Topic Maps

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Waffel

RTM is a Topic Maps Engine written in Ruby.

Visit homepage of Ruby Topic Maps

rtm-tmql

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The TMQL query engine for Ruby Topic Maps. See the "TMQL documentation":http://tmql.topicmapslab.de/ for more information about TMQL and TMQL4J.

Visit homepage of rtm-tmql

Project Member of

Topic Maps Lab Community Portal

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Portal_sun

A new Topic Maps community portal, which based on Topic Maps technologies.

Visit homepage of Topic Maps Lab ...

TMQL4J

is a {{project}}.

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The tmql4j engine is the first Java-based engine processing the topic maps query language. The engine is designed as processing chain of independent ...

Visit homepage of TMQL4J

yacca.me

is a {{project}}.

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Yacca is a social game. It is a virtual fan block for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Everything in Yacca revolves around the Yacca cards ...

Visit homepage of yacca.me

ARNotations

is a {{project}}.

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ARNotations is a Ruby on Rails plugin to map any kind of ActiveRecord model to a Topic Map Fragment, providing the ability to expose them TMExplore ...

Visit homepage of ARNotations

CouchTM

is a {{project}}.

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CouchTM is a TMAPI topic maps engine which uses the CouchDB as backend. CouchTM can be used like any other Java based topic maps engine. ...

Visit homepage of CouchTM

Chair of

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 34 - Spring 2010 Meeting

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The spring meeting 2010 of the ISO standardization committee for the Topic Maps standards. The meeting will take place in Stockholm.

Visit homepage of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 34 ...

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 34 - Topic Maps Oslo 2010 ...

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The spring meeting 2010 of the ISO standardization committee for the Topic Maps standards. The meeting will take place in Stockholm.

Visit homepage of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 34 ...

Speaker at

TMRA 2008

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TMRA 2008 will be the fourth event in the annual series of international conferences on Topic Maps Research and Applications. TMRA is the advanced …

Visit homepage of TMRA 2008

TMRA 2007

Conference in Leipzig from {{start}} to {{end}}

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TMRA – the international conference series on Topic Maps Research and Applications – is a scientific and industrial forum whose main object is …

Visit homepage of TMRA 2007

Topic Maps 2008

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Visit homepage of Topic Maps 2008

 

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