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A metadata network for bridging people and places

Paper, was published by Mary Nishikawa at 2003-08-04

This paper deals with Topic Maps and its advantages for information associating.

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Multinational corporations often face the challenge of finding subject-matter experts many continents away. Conventional metadata in a corporate directory provide a starting point, but the Topic Maps model provides a means of enhancing these directories by giving them the ability to merge in metadata from diverse sources, such as other external corporate directories, with PSIs [Published Subject Indicators] now being standardized by OASIS [Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards] committees, as well as a method for creating associations between the information. Employee and regional office metadata of parent and service companies will be bridged with associations and use of ISO 3166-1 country PSIs that were created by the OASIS GeoLang Technical Committee.


Mary Nishikawa

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