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Re: Standard graphical representation for ontologies

From: Pedro Assis @ City of Porto <@>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 17:35:01 +0100
Message-ID: <4846C435.1060302@isep.ipp.pt>
To: Carlos Tejo Alonso <carlos.tejo@fundacionctic.org>
CC: Content-wire Research <editor@content-wire.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Carlos,

Topic maps is an ISO/IEC standard, which play a similar role than RDF 
(from W3C). Nevertheless, it is not RDF based.  See Lars Garshol’s 
article : "Living with topic maps and RDF".

In the ISO/IEC 13250-2 "Topic Maps - Part 2: Data Model" it is used UML 
(version 1.5) to depict graphically Topic Maps itens according to UML 
concepts: classes, associations, aggregations, etc. But I don’t think 
that it is stated anywhere that this is the standard way. The metamodel 
and the data model elements are describe in textual form.

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Carlos Tejo Alonso escreveu:
> Hi,
>
>   
>> If by ontology you mean conceptual schema (before it is encoded into 
>> owl/rdf) I recently learned that
>> topic maps are an iso standard (so, standard de jure where 
>> iso jurisdiction 
>> applies:-)
>>     
>
> Paola, thanks for share this point. And, what is the standard graphical
> representation of a topic map?
>
> Ivan suggested :"there are a number of systems that do graphical
> representations", but each system use a different graphical
> representation as you can see [1], [2] or [3].
>
> Cheers,
>
> Carlos Tejo Alonso
> R&D Deparment - CTIC Foundation [Asturias, Spain]
> www.fundacionctic.org 
>
> [1] http://www.hipertexto.info/images/topicmap.gif
> [2]
> http://www.idealliance.org/papers/dx_xmle04/papers/03-01-03/03-01-03-fig
> 01.jpg
> [3] http://www.topicmap-design.com/images/Viewer.jpg
>
>
>
>
>   

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