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

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Ontological Engineering

One of the major challenges for modern Web technology, information retrieval, and high-performance knowledge bases is the realization of the premise of knowledge technologies: it takes a huge amount of foundational and domain knowledge to have content-based, highly precise, and human-meaningful data, documents, and robust problem solving. Human-meaningful categorization and annotation of Web pages ensures very precise retrieval of relevant items: documents, graphics, voice/music recordings, and video images. Topic maps address the issue of adding real content to the multimedia documents involved in Web technology and information—as does ontological engineering. In particular, in the realm of knowledge technologies, ontological ...

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