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

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Chapter 12. Topic Maps and RDF

Eric Freese

This chapter introduces the Resource Description Framework (RDF). RDF is a W3C recommendation that enables the encoding, exchange, and reuse of structured metadata, based on XML. RDF is often seen as a competing technology to topic maps. However, recent experience has shown that these two metadata models may have much more in common than originally appears at the surface.

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