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Leveraging the Semantics of Topic Maps

Second International Conference on Topic Maps Research and Applications, TMRA 2006, Leipzig, Germany, October 11-12, 2006, Revised Selected Papers

  • Editors
  • Lutz Maicher
  • Alexander Sigel
  • Lars Marius Garshol
Conference proceedings TMRA 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4438)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4438)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Flat Topic Mapping for a Flat World

    1. Steven R. Newcomb
      Pages 1-7
  3. Creation and Visualization of Topic Maps

    1. Markus Ueberall, Oswald Drobnik
      Pages 8-19
    2. David De Weerdt, Rani Pinchuk, Richard Aked, Juan-Jose de Orus, Bernard Fontaine
      Pages 32-43
    3. Boriana Ditcheva, Darina Dicheva
      Pages 44-55
  4. Applied Topic Maps in Industry, Administration and Sciences

    1. Volker Stümpflen, Richard Gregory, Karamfilka Nenova
      Pages 62-66
    2. Stian Lavik, Tommy W. Nordeng, Jarle R. Meløy, Tore Hoel
      Pages 67-73
  5. Standards Related Research

    1. Robert Barta
      Pages 90-106
    2. Rani Pinchuk, Richard Aked, Juan-Jose de Orus, Els Dessin, David De Weerdt, Georges Focant et al.
      Pages 107-129
  6. Leveraging the Semantics

    1. Thea Miller, Hendrik Thomas
      Pages 130-139
    2. Lutz Maicher
      Pages 140-151
    3. Patrick Durusau, Steven R. Newcomb
      Pages 152-160
  7. Technical Issues of Topic Mapping

    1. Graham Moore, Kal Ahmed, Andrew Brodie
      Pages 166-174
    2. Rani Pinchuk, Richard Aked, Juan-Jose de Orus, David De Weerdt, Georges Focant, Bernard Fontaine et al.
      Pages 184-191
    3. Lars Marius Garshol
      Pages 192-199

About these proceedings


The papers in this volume were presented at TMRA 2006, the International Conference on Topic Maps Research and Applications, held October 11–12, 2006, in Leipzig, Germany. TMRA 2006 was the second conference of an annual series of international conferences dedicated to Topic Maps in research and industry. Topic maps are continuously gaining more and more attention in science and ind- try; they are “crossing the chasm.” The TMRA series provides a platform for resear- ers in the topic maps community to meet for exciting exchanges in a stimulating setting. The uniqueness of TMRA is its focus on both sides of the same coin: scientific research on topic maps and upcoming applications in industry. In the autumn of 2005 the first TMRA conference took place in Leipzig. The p- ceedings have been published in this LNAI series as volume 3873. It was amazing to see how ideas and solutions from TMRA 2005 matured within the last year to full products or projects. The overall success of TMRA 2005 encouraged us to improve this conference series for the topic maps community: More people were attracted, and the scientific quality was enhanced. The TMRA 2006 program attracted a very international crowd of about 80 att- dees, hosted in the completely new media campus of the Leipzig Media Foundation.


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