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

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Modeling RDF Using Topic Map Syntax

This section uses several of the examples found within the RDF family of specifications and applies topic map concepts and syntax to model the concepts in RDF. This is for illustration only and does not necessarily constitute the only or best method for mapping between the two models. Each model is a fully tagged example that can stand alone.

The XTM specification defines a set of commonly used constructs. The constructs are modeled using PSIs. Many of the main constructs of RDF can also be modeled using PSIs as shown below.

Examination of the different examples reveals that XTM markup tends to be much more verbose than RDF. One reason for this is that XTM was developed as an interchange syntax where data relationships ...

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