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RE: [ANN] Topic Map Explorer Version 1.0

From: rick coope <rick.coope@tmexplorer.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 09:12:29 +0100
To: "'Thomas B. Passin'" <tpassin@comcast.net>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: 20040907091228.GA88847@mail21a.london21-verio.com>

Hi Tom,

Thanks for giving Topic Map Explorer a try. While Topic Map Explorer does
not currently import or export XTM; internally it implements the ISO 13250
Data Model Draft using RDF as the implementation technology. We are looking
towards the new work in ISO on the Reference Model as being the final model
for Topic Maps and until these issues are resolved do not wish to publicly
expose internal workings such as APIs and Data Models.

We are also waiting for the tm remote access protocol, TMQL and TMCL as
these provide well defined and *testable* ways of interacting with a topic

It was our deliberate aim at this stage to create an end user product that
exposes the isness of Topic Maps, (Topics with identity, Associations and
Occurrences) in a user accessible way without getting into all the
technology details. XTM can and will be exposed and when there is some part
of 13250 to conform to then Topic Map Explorer will do so, or state that it

We feel that Topic Map Explorer has a lot to do with ISO 13250 and gaining
wider adoption of the concepts and the standard.



Topic Map Explorer

-----Original Message-----
From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Thomas B. Passin
Sent: 06 September 2004 16:53
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: Re: [ANN] Topic Map Explorer Version 1.0

rick coope wrote:

> Semantic Web Technologies announce the release of Topic Map Explorer - 
> the next generation of personal knowledge management software.

I have tried out the eval version briefly, and I would like to let you all
know that the app has nothing to do with ISO standard Topic Maps. 
However, it does export rdf.  It does not import arbitrary rdf, though - I
tried a simple file of my own and the app claimed success but displayed
nothing new.  I presume that it can import its own rdf subset, though I have
not tried that so far.


Tom P

Thomas B. Passin
Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web (Manning Books)
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