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Ulisses: um navegador conceptual para topic maps

Paper, was published by Giovani Rubert Librelotto, José Carlos Ramalho, and Pedro Rangel Henriques at 2005-08-10

This paper describes mainly Ulisses, a visualization tool for Topic Maps visualization.

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The ISO standard ISO-IEC 13250 – Topic Maps – provide a bridge between the domains of knowledge representation and information management. Topics and topic associations build a structured semantic link network above information resources. This research aims at visualizing this semantic layer efficiently, which is a critical issue as topic maps may contain millions of topics and associations. This paper has 3 parts. First, we depict briefly basic Topic Maps concepts. Then, we review a few topic map visualization techniques. Finally, we describe the visualization tool we developed and study how this tool may be used – and enhanced – for Topic Maps visualization.

Please note: This publication is in Portuguese!

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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.

Benjamin Bock
Ruby Topic Maps
Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

Graduate from the Topic Maps Lab