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Re: [topicmapmail] RDF and TopicMaps: an Exercise in Convergence

From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@garshol.priv.no>
Date: 05 Jun 2001 08:49:25 +0200
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* Lars Marius Garshol
| We might want to talk about this, but like you I'm not sure what we
| would gain by this. Doing it might be one way to find out.

* Murray Altheim
| Well, many of us are kinda busy to be engaging in what seems almost 
| an academic exercise. I'd much prefer to see a set of requirements, 
| a "why are we doing this?" made explicit. 

Well, I can't see that it would hurt to have such a document, but I
think at the moment nobody really knows what the requirements are, or
what will be found once one has started digging.

| I realize you are taking that one on yourself, 

Uh, not really. For the moment I am going the other way: RDF -> TM.

| But the model of RDF is an arc and two nodes. TM has a much more
| complex model. I am under the impression that we'd need to develop
| an RDF-based model of XTM using an RDF schema.

Nope. I've just mapped three different RDF data sets into topic maps
quite easily using the approach I outlined in my first posting in this
thread. If you supply extra information it turns out to be very easy
to do the mapping. 

I intend to write up and present the results of my tinkering soon.

--Lars M.
Received on Tuesday, 5 June 2001 02:49:28 UTC

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