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XML Topic Maps: Finding Aids for the Web

by Steven R. Newcomb and Michel Biezunski 

Finding_ways

Topic maps superimpose an external layer that describes the nature of the knowledge represented in the information resources. There are no …


Topic Maps Reference Model

by Robert Barta, Steven R. Newcomb, ...  

Reference

This Standard defines TMRM (Topic Maps Reference Model), which is more abstract and has fewer ontological commitments. Its purpose is to serve as a …


Information Technology -- SGML applications ...

by Steven R. Newcomb, Michel Biezunski, ...  

Gaz_m20

This International Standard provides a standardized notation for interchangeably representing information about the structure of information …


The Essentials of the Topic Maps Reference ...

by Patrick Durusau and Steven R. Newcomb 

Reference_plane

The Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM) defines the qualities of subject mapping that distinguish it from other information technologies. It defines …


Was presented at TMRA 2006.

Multiple Subject Map Patterns for ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Patrick Durusau 

Star_pattern

Open source implementations of Subject Map Patterns (SMPs, also sometimes called “Topic Map Applications (TMAs)”) for relationship proxies are …


Flat Mapping for a Flat World

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Flat_world

As a matter of survival, people need to be aware of the implications of perspectives that they do not themselves have. Globalization requires …


Was presented at TMRA 2006.

Differences between XTM 1.0 and the ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Michel Biezunski 

Difference_magazine

The ISO/IEC 13250:2000 “Topic Maps” International Standard has two interchange syntaxes, the HyTime-based meta-DTD, and the XTM DTD. The following …


Topic Maps Reference Model Use Cases

by Steven R. Newcomb and Patrick Durusau 

Muster_schwarz

The following use cases have been developed to guide the discussion of requirements for the Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM). There has been …


HyTime Groves: the progenitor of Topic Maps

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Groves

This response to a posting in Patrick Durusau’s blog explains why gaining an understanding of the intellectual roots of the Topic Maps paradigm …


Closing Keynote for Topic Maps Norway 2007

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Keynote

This talk begins by considering where we are in the story of civilization (the “big story”), and charts a possible future in which the technology of …


Was presented at Topic Maps 2007.

Reflections on Subject Identification in a ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Crabapple

Every community, and every community of practice, has peculiar ways of talking about the things that are of interest to them. Over time, these …


Evolutions in Subject Searching: the use of ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Searching_book

This presentation collects different slides of former presentations as an introduction for a panel discussion on topic maps in libraries held on the …


Information Systems, Tribalism, and Subject ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Patrick Durusau 

Tribe

The Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM) provides an analytical framework for evaluating how the integration of the information held in diverse …


Smarter Data, Smarter Publishing: EP2010 ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Silverberry

This presentation mainly discusses problems of processes and content in the context of “Smart Content”. Both sides, processes and content, should be …


Smart Content, Opportunity Discovery, ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Brian Blunden 

Shadow_green

In September 2003, Salzburg Research concluded a study on the “Future of Electronic Publishing towards 2010”, for the European Commission, which …


The "Topic Maps Attitude"

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Attitude

This presentation was held as a keynote address at Topic Maps Norway Conference 2006. The ‘Topic Maps Attitude’ is about ’The ADAPT OR DIE


Topic Maps Reference Model (ISO/IEC ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Poster_statue_bw

This poster was held at the Extreme Markup Languages Conference 2005 and gives an introduction on the Topic Maps Reference Model.


What is a Topic Map Application (TMA)?

by Steven R. Newcomb, Patrick Durusau, ...  

Flashing

This presentation is about the question what a Topic Map Application might be. Application is in that case defined as ’rules for applying the notion …


Ontological Engineering and the Topic Maps ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Ontology

This presentation is about organizing information ontologically consistent and how it is compatible with the Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM).


Topic Maps: The Inventor's Perspective on ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Michel Biezunski 

Tunnel_of_light

Steve Newcomb will speak about the conceptual foundations of the Topic Maps paradigm. These conceptual foundations are more abstract (less …


A Semantic Integration Methodology

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Rex

This presentation is mainly about defining what a methodology for semantic integration has to afford. The presentation will discuss the Topic Maps …


The Economics of the Topic Maps Reference ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Bike

This presentation gives an overview on the Topic Maps Reference Model. The opportunities and advantages of it for information and knowledge …


A Perspective on the Quest for Global ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Perspective_quest

For one thing, it’s very challenging to interchange information about information interchange. As human beings, we pride ourselves on our ability …


Forecasting Terrorism: Meeting the Scaling ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Boat

The internationally standardized “Topic Maps” and “GROVE” paradigms offer unique advantages to the detection of terrorist threats. These paradigms …


Preemptive Reification

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Quallen

It is useful to express the location of a node in a semantic graph in terms of a sequence of knowledge-bearing arcs that lead to the node from a …


ISO/IEC FCD 13250:1999 - Topic Maps

by Michel Biezunski, Steven R. Newcomb, ...  

Southern_cross

This International Standard provides a standardized notation for interchangeably representing information about the structure of information …


PMTM4 - A Processing Model for XML Topic ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Michel Biezunski 

Processing

Topicmaps.net’s Processing Model for XTM 1.0 defines a set of rules for processing topic map documents in order to reconstitute the meaning of the …


An API to a Topic Maps Graph, in XML

by Michel Biezunski and Steven R. Newcomb 

Guitar

This TMGraphAPI3.dtd DTD is designed to express topic maps in such a way as to permit the information that they contain to be directly and …


Topic Maps Model (TMM)

by Steven R. Newcomb, Sam Hunting, ...  

Red_porsche

Topic maps are bodies of information that consist of “topics”, each of which is a surrogate for a single subject. If every topic in a topic map is …


Topic Navigation Maps (1998)

by Michel Biezunski, Martin Bryan, ...  

Big_globe

This International Standard provides a standardized notation for interchangeably representing information about the structure of information …


Analysis of TMRM Use Cases

by Patrick Durusau and Steven R. Newcomb 

Personality_analysis

This paper was written in order to test our initial hypothesis by evaluating each use case in N490 in order to determine whether or not it can be …


A High-level Description of a Draft ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Michel Biezunski 

Cube_chain

The purpose of ontologies (sets of knowledge-bearing assertion types), taxonomies (classes of things, ideas, etc.), and vocabularies (such as markup …


RDF/Topic Maps: late/lazy reification vs. ...

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Kryptonite

For me, at least, the shortest, most compelling and cogent demonstration of a certain critical difference between Topic Maps and RDF was Michael …


Topic Maps and XTM: A Manager's Overview

by Michel Biezunski and Steven R. Newcomb 

Ampel

This presentation is an overview on the uses and purposes of Topic Maps especially for Managers.


Topic Maps and OWL

by Steven R. Newcomb, Jack Park, and Peter Yim, ...  

Bitter

This looks like a discussion a lot of us will benefit from. Both Topic Maps and OWL became “front runners” for good reasons. While there may be …


RDF and Topic Maps: Something new for ...

by Michel Biezunski and Steven R. Newcomb 

Something_new

What would be involved in a lossless transformation of a topic map into RDF form, and/or from RDF form into Topic Map form? This question forces us …


The Essentials of the Topic Maps Reference ...

by Steven R. Newcomb and Patrick Durusau 

Essentials

The Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM) defines the qualities of subject mapping that distinguish it from other information technologies. It defines …


Was presented at TMRA 2006.

Topic Maps Data Modell (2006)

by Michel Biezunski, Steven R. Newcomb, ...  

Intuition

This part of ISO/IEC13250 specifies a data model of Topic Maps. It defines the abstract structure of Topic Maps, using the information set …


The Story of IRS Tax Map

by Michel Biezunski and Steven R. Newcomb 

Tax_fall

This presentation is about the topic map-based web service IRS Tax Map.


Topic Maps and the "big story"

by Steven R. Newcomb 

Big_story

This talk begins by considering where we are in the story of civilization (the “big story”), and charts a possible future in which the …


Was presented at Topic Maps 2007.

Editor of

Topic Maps (Second Edition) 

Edited by Steven R. Newcomb, Michel Biezunski, ... .

Signet_standard

This International Standard provides a standardized notation for interchangeably representing information about the structure of information resources used to define topics, and …

Topic Maps — Reference Model 

Edited by Steven R. Newcomb, Patrick Durusau, ... .

Signet_standard

The TMRM (Topic Maps Reference Model) is more abstract and has fewer ontological commitments than the TMDM. Its purpose is to serve as a minimal, conceptual foundation for …

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Versavant

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Versavant

"Versavant" is the name that has been given to a particular way of describing/disclosing Topic Map Applications (TMAs) in accordance with the draft ...

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Topic Maps 2007

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The First International Topic Maps Users Conference took place at the Oslo Conference Centre in Norway on March 20-21 2007. Attendees experienced …

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Call for Contributions TMRA 2009 will be the fifth event in the annual series of international conferences on Topic Maps Research and …

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