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Topic Map Objects

Paper, was published by Kal Ahmed, Graham Moore, and Andrew Brodie at 2007-09-04

This paper presents a framework that provides domain specific classes for accessing and updating topic map data structures.

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This paper presents a framework that provides domain specific classes for accessing and updating topic map data structures in a distributed environment. While work on Topic Map Web Services (TMWS) have begun to provide developers with SOA type patterns for interacting with Topic Map data there is still a need for developers to be able to work with higher level views of the topic map data. TMAPI 6 has been the de-facto mechanism by which developers have accessed and updated topic map data. Topic Map Objects marries the advances in TMWS development with advances in modern language features of Java and C#. The result is a framework that allows developers to work with classes and objects that are relevant to the problem domain at hand. The expected contribution from this development is that developers can more easily use and work with topic maps with only a limited amount of knowledge about the full Topic Map Data Model (TMDM)7. In addition, developers will spend less time writing specific access code in order to construct domain specific applications.


Kal Ahmed

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Kal is project leader of TM4J TopicMap Engine, TM4Web, and TMTab.

Andrew Brodie

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Andrew is author of Topic Map Objects.

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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