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Creating Topic Maps
Many potential Topic Maps enthusiasts give up before completing their first useful topic map. They are stopped by issues like confusion over concepts, the lack of a defined process for constructing a topic map, and the tedium of authoring topic maps using XTM. This tutorial will get you past all of these obstacles and inspire you to go home and create your own first topic map. In a highly interactive session, you will discover how to use LTM, the Linear Topic Maps notation, a simple text-based syntax that is guaranteed chemically free of angle brackets! You will also learn the principles of ontology-driven editing and how to use the free tool Ontopoly. And you will gain insight into how topic maps can be created automatically.