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Topic Maps Data Model --- (Committee Draft 2003)

Technical Report, was published by Lars Marius Garshol and Graham Moore at 2003-11-02

This report specifies a data model for topic maps.

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This part of ISO/IEC 13250 specifies a data model for topic maps. It defines the abstract structure of topic maps, using the information set formalism, and to some extent their interpretation, using prose. The rules for merging in topic maps are also defined, as are some fundamental published subjects.

The purpose of the data model is to define the interpretation of the topic map interchange syntaxes, and to serve as a foundation for the definition of supporting standards for canonicalization, querying, constraints, and so on. All of these standards fall outside the scope of this part of ISO/IEC 13250, however.


Lars Marius Garshol

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Lars Marius is project leader of TM Photo, Topic Maps Tools, and duke - fast deduplication.. .


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Topic Maps is the only formal semantic model which is optimized for humans, not for computers. Applications and web portals based on Topic Maps are easy to use, without limitations for flexibility and creativity.

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