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

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A Simple KR Example

KR is a key issue in enterprise knowledge management applications, for example, a corporate memory. Thus, the example used throughout this chapter comes from this application domain.

Here's the scenario. A company runs a couple of projects they provide to customers. The project team members, one of whom is the project manager, have certain technical skills. Every project uses a couple of technologies, for example, specific products or standards. Based on this information, the topic map will contain the following classes.

Topic classes (all defined as topics):

  • Company

  • Owner

  • Employee

  • Customer

  • Project

  • Project manager

  • Team member

  • Technology

  • Product

  • Standard

Association classes and their roles (all defined as topics):

  • Ownership (owner, company) ...

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