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

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XTM as Source Code for Web Sites

There are presently several successfully implemented techniques for creating and using topic map documents as indexing layers on top of Web sites. In this approach, which provides powerful ways to facilitate navigation and visual comprehension of information, topic maps are created for existing knowledge bases (for example, books, conference proceedings, newsgroup postings, and other documents).

The CTW framework goes further, allowing use of XML topic maps as the source code for Web sites across the enterprise. A topic map can serve as the very foundation of Web site organization, a map fused into a territory. Authors start by devising their Web site ontology (see the Special Topic Map Website Ontology Layer ...

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