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Indexing by Piet de Keyser

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Topic Maps

Abstract:

Topic Maps can be compared to indexes at the back of a book: in an index a subject term (topic) refers to a certain page (occurrence) and relations between terms are defined (associations). Different standards, tools and examples regarding Topic Maps can be found on the web. The champions of Topic Maps may present it as an alternative for traditional indexing and as a remedy to the chaos they believe to be inherent to automatic indexing. They also regard it as the next logical step in the evolution of the web, but the question can be asked whether Topic Maps are going to be more successful than or integrated into the Semantic Web instruments.

Key words

Topic Maps

HyTime

XTM

Omnigator

TAO model

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