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

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Summary

In this quite lengthy chapter, I have looked into some aspects of KOxTM from both sides and have tried to depict KO as a use case for TMs from a theoretical and an (almost) practical side. Let me recapitulate here what we have gained. Both fields (as well as the KR community and the ontologists) have come much closer together since we discussed the idea of this book at XML Europe 2000 in Paris. I am already happy even if this chapter is useful only for the citations and joint discussion it provides.

The following questions formed the background of this exploration.

  1. How can we, with principled KO, prepare for better semantic interoperability between independently authored TMs and between independently operated PSI registries?

  2. How could ...

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