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

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Building Semantic Networks from Topic Maps

This section walks through the development of a topic map that can be used to build a semantic network. We continue to use the genealogical example as we discuss some of the issues and how we can overcome them. You can find all the examples below within the complete topic map found in Appendix D.

Published Subject Indicators

As stated earlier, almost all objects within a topic map are topics. However, it would be useful to define a set of objects that declare specific processing semantics within the topic map. We can use such declarative parts to define classes of topic maps that share a common set of topics types with predefined semantics. Examples of declarative constructs include topic classes, association ...

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