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Project category: Topic Maps driven web application
Project status: Pre-Alpha

The Chinese-European DFG Research Unit “BEF China” (FOR 891) has started a new forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (BEF) experiment in subtropical forests in China. Within “Central project Z2: Data management” a data portal specifically tailored to reflect the main scientific questions and the experimental design of the experiment is developed. The Portal shall shall not only be applyable to the befchina experiment but to other similar experiments as well.

Within the befdata project topicmaps are used especially for providing identity to the data.

Project Leader

Karin Nadrowski



Karin is project leader of befdata.

Project Members

Daniel Seifarth



Daniel is involved in Maiana, MaJorToM Server, and befdata. He was keynote speaker on Data repositories in.. .


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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