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

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How Can Topic Maps Play an Important Role in the Semantic Web?

Alexander Chislenko [1997] has this to say about the Web: “The Web is probably the richest information repository in human history, but most of its information is passive and unstructured.”

“Passive and unstructured.” What a concept! Let's imagine that a response to Chislenko's comment requires a look at mechanisms, which, at once, turn passive information into active experiences while adding structure to the information the Web provides. RDF was proposed to put structure into metadata, which is data about information. Metadata combined with topic maps, as discussed in this book, take care of adding structure. The opportunity to provide more structure combined with the activity of ...

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