Knowledge Technologies Conference 2002 / March 11-14, 2002 - Westin Seattle Hotel - Seattle, WA - USA





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Nocturne: RDF Schema for Topic Maps
Moderator: Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopia

Time & Date: Monday, March 11 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The goal for this workshop is that the participants will come out of it with a proposal for an RDF Schema for topic maps. The workshop will begin with a short introductory presentation setting out the goals for the session (in order of priority):

  • to define an RDF Schema for topic maps;
  • as far as possible the schema should not redefine concepts that have direct equivalents in RDF (for example, perhaps rdf:type can be used for );
  • the schema should allow individual properties and classes from > that schema to be reused in other RDF applications;
  • to understand the relationship between RDF terminology and topic map terminology, and
  • to see to what extent public subjects can be made interoperable between topic maps and RDF, so that a public subject, once defined, can be used with both.

The workshop will follow a set of slides setting out the constructs to be modelled in RDF based on the infoset data model for topic maps (which is to form the basis of the ISOs Standard Application Model), as well as issues related to them. The slides are intended as a means of structuring the discussions of the workshop.

Discussion on each slide will continue until the participants are satisfied with the solution, at which point what has been agreed upon will be captured, and the workshop will proceed with the next slide. The goal is that at the end of the workshop a complete, if possibly rough, schema for topic maps will have been proposed. This can then be reviewed via email by the participants and published on the web once complete.

The further course of action, if any, will be discussed among the participants of the workshop.

IDEAlliance is encouraging other organizations (especially standards groups) to meet the week before or after Knowledge Technologies 2002. We will be happy to work with you.

For more information on organizing a related activity or nocturne, please contact:

Jane Harnad, IDEAlliance
[email protected]
Phone: 703.837.1095


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