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Project category: Topic Maps Engine
Project status: Productive


MaJorToM is more than just a Topic Maps engine, it’s a kind of philosophy of designing an independent Topic Maps engine. The MaJorToM API extends the Topic Maps API 2.0 to provide a simple way for accessing the advanced features of next generation engines. Because of its downward compatibility, the engine can be used as drop-in replacement for any other Topic Maps engine, based on the TMAPI without any modifications. The architecture of MaJorToM is designed for satisfying the goals of simplicity and flexibility and splits the information and application domain from each other. The application uses only a set of object stubs to communicate with the underlying store. The objects do not contain any knowledge about the subjects they represent. The knowledge is encapsulated by the underlying store, which offers a set of abstract methods to access its information. The store can use different data models like Topic Maps, relational databases etc.

UPDATE 2011-04-15: Version 1.2.0 released


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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