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Ruby Topic Maps

Book Chapter, by Benjamin Bock

The paper gives a description of the TM engine Ruby Topic Maps.

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Ruby Topic Maps (RTM) is a Topic Maps engine created in and for the Ruby programming language. Its focus is an intuitive and easy to use interface, or (as the creators of Ruby would express it): RTM aims to be the Topic Maps programmer’s best friend. The development of this library is a first step to enable Ruby programmers to work with the Topic Maps technology. The library is considered to be useful on its own but also as the basis for higher level tools, e.g. a Ruby on Rails plug-in with an interface like ActiveRecord’s.


Benjamin Bock



Benjamin is project leader of Ruby Topic Maps and rtm-tmql.

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Topic Maps offers an information architecture for semantic portals with
highly networked content and access paths in support of the associative
human mind. It is our technology of choice for knowledge oriented
application systems.

Gerhard Weber
topicWorks Domains
Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

Graduate from the Topic Maps Lab