topic map

topic map

(semantics)
A collection of "topics", their relationships, and information sources. A topic map captures the subjects of which information sources speak, and the relationships between them, in a way that is implementation independent.

A topic is a symbol within the computer that represents something in the world such as the play Hamlet, the playwright William Shakespeare, or the "authorship" relationship.

Topics can have names. They can also have occurrences, that is, information resources that are considered to be relevant in some way to their subject. Topics can play roles in relationships.

Thus, topics have three kinds of characteristics: names, sources, and roles played in relationships. The assignment of such characteristics is considered to be valid within a certain scope, or context.

Topic maps can be merged. Merging can take place at the discretion of the user or application (at runtime), or may be indicated by the topic map's author at the time of its creation.
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Then in order to explore what does what in an oil spill, they present a topic map that has both the function of an ontology and the function of organizing information resources.
Un Topic Map, tiene como finalidad normalizar los elementos y la notacion utilizada para estructurar la informacion mediante la construccion de una red de enlaces semanticos que relacione diferentes recursos informativos.
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RDF and OWL technology however Topic Map technology has attracted very little attention of researchers in the field.
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The paper "Animating Civic Education: Developing a Knowledge Navigation System using Blogging and Topic Map Technology", by Tien-Chi Huang, Chia-Chen Chen, presents an attempt to integrate educational blog articles and to use the wealth of information inherent in the development of a blogging system with knowledge navigation demand for both formal and informal learning in civic education in high schools.
The Topic map works as semantic web to find the nodes keeping the information most relevant to the user request.
Topic map is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard (ISO/IEC 13250, 2000) used to describe knowledge structures and associate them with information resources (e.
You can view them in a timeline, or in the new "Wonder Wheel" mode, which turns a search topic into a clickable topic map.
Topic map is one of the most important standards (International Organization for Standardization, 2006) for the description of semantics of documents and web resources that foster 'intelligent' information search and processing.
Omnigator permite la navegacion de los elementos de una ontologia o de la norma topic map en forma de arbol jerarquico y a traves de listados de sus caracteristicas.
Each posting is a dialect of XML which is transformed into an occurrence of a topic map.