home > library > publications > the essentials of the topic maps reference model (tmrm)

close subject identifiers for The Essentials of the Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM)
  • http://www.topicmapslab.de/publications/essentials_of_the_topic_maps_reference_model

The Essentials of the Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM)

Book Chapter, was published by Patrick Durusau and Steven R. Newcomb at 2007-09-04

This paper illustrates the essential principles of the TMRM.

External Link: download paper

The Topic Maps Reference Model (TMRM) defines the qualities of subject mapping that distinguish it from other information technologies. It defines subject maps very abstractly in order to avoid limiting the design choices that can be made when creating them. However, its high level of abstraction is not helpful to readers who need only to grasp its essential principles. Using commonplace examples, this paper illustrates those principles. Briefly, they are that authors can determine what subjects they wish to represent in a subject map, how information about those subjects is expressed, and how, when two or more representatives represent the same subject, they should be viewed as a single representative. The TMRM provides requirements that disclosures of such design choices must meet in order to facilitate the interchange and exploitation of subject maps.

Presented at

TMRA 2006

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


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 2006



is associated with {{count}} items.


TMRM is the abbreviation for Topic Maps Reference Model.

This publication is cited in the following publication


Follow us on Twitter


Topic Maps is a quick and easy way to implement knowledge management into solutions, the ISO standard has proven itself time-and-time again in business, organizations and government.

Inge Henriksen
Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

Graduate from the Topic Maps Lab