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XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web by Jack Park, Sam Hunting

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In this section, you'll learn about the following elements:

<association>
<instanceOf>
<member>
<roleSpec>

Four more elements—so when you finish this section, you will know 70 percent of what you need to know to start topic mapping.

Of course, a tomato is no good in isolation. Well, it is, but we really care about tomatoes when they are associated with other things—in our case, with caramel—using menus and recipes.

Introducing <association>, <member>, and <roleSpec>

First, we'll set up the association between the tomato and the dish. Let's make a topic for a dish.[7]

[7] This dish is an occurrence of a subject whose topic is named “the crisis in French cooking” by Adam Gopnik in his book Paris to the Moon (Random House, 2000). In ...

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