Thursday, September 09, 2004

Welcome to Topic Maps, Norm!

I'm very excited to see Norm Walsh's post about Topic Maps today!

I've been trying to get Topic Maps adopted in our Services organization for several years, but RDF/OWL seem to be the heavy hitters so far.

I think Topic Maps are extremely valuable, and offer a number of advantages over RDF. (see my previous post)And it's an ISO standard to boot! (ISO/IEC 13250). Now that Norm is experimenting with them, perhaps topic maps can get more traction at Sun.

Murray Altheim has also been a big proponent of topic maps, but ran into a lot of the same hurdles I have.

If anyone else at Sun has experimented with Topic Maps, or would like to learn more, please contact me!

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