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Ten Theses on Topic Maps and RDF


By murray - Posted on 01 August 2002

Ten Theses on Topic Maps and RDF

Topic maps and RDF originate from two standards organizations, ISO and the W3C respectively, that have traditionally been regarded as competitors. This accounts to some extent for the tendency among the uninformed to regard topic maps and RDF as competitors. Our position is that it makes more sense to regard topic maps and RDF as complementary, and to look for ways of realizing the potential synergies between the two. Ontopia has clearly demonstrated this potential through its use of RDF (under the covers, as it were) in the automated generation of topic maps.