Re: Topic Navigation Maps...
> From: "Guy Murphy" <guy-murphy@e...> > Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 03:55:06 +0100 > Is anyone aware of any Topic Navigation Maps out there, as per the > ISO 13250 spec? Yes and no. For example, Michel Biezunski (mb@i..., www.infoloom.com) has for several years provided topic maps on the CD-ROMs of the SGML, SGML Europe, XML, and XML Europe conferences. Unfortunately, these don't meet the spec as it was ultimately adopted (adoption occurred only a few weeks ago). There are commercial projects underway now to create 13250-conforming topic maps, but, as far as I know, no such publicly available topic map exists at this moment. Last I heard, Michel is working to provide a rework of part of the last XML Europe conference's proceedings in the form of a 13250-conforming topic map. If you indicate that you need access to it, maybe he'll make it available. > I've read some introductory material, and I'm grasping the overview > OK. Now reading through the spec, the nitty gritties just aren't > falling into place for me. I'm not sure they're going to in any > timely fashion without a gander at an existing topic map. > Oh, and while I'm begging pointers, if anybody has a favourite > resource on HyTime Linking (something descrete, I've seen the > voluminous refs, and they scare me) to recommend my life would I > think be complete :) If you haven't read ISO standards before, let me warn you that they are not written as tutorial documents. They are written as legal documents that are intended to constrain, in this case, software system vendors so that the outputs of their various programs will be usable as inputs to the programs of their competitors. In other words, they are not known for their understandability and they are not especially useful for instructional purposes. Because of popular demand, the pressure of major early adopters, and the fact that there's no book about this standard yet, Michel Biezunski and I are repeating our very-well-received two-day Topic Map Workshop during the week of June 21, under the ISOGEN/DataChannel banner. There are still seats available in both sessions: June 21-22 in the Seattle, Washington, USA area, and June 24-25 in the Dallas, Texas USA area. To register, contact Michele Budz, michele@i..., +1 214 953 0004. The tuition charge is USD1400. The first day of each two-day session puts all the pieces together: topic characteristics, scopes, merging topic maps, topic map self-documentation, etc. etc. The second day concerns itself mainly with the foundational concepts needed to understand and implement topic maps applications: linking, addressing, the inheritance of information architectures, etc. Demonstrations and examples are used in both days. -Steve -- Steven R. Newcomb, President, TechnoTeacher, Inc. srn@t... http://www.techno.com ftp.techno.com voice: +1 972 231 4098 (at ISOGEN: +1 214 953 0004 x137) fax +1 972 994 0087 (at ISOGEN: +1 214 953 3152) 3615 Tanner Lane Richardson, Texas 75082-2618 USA xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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