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Online Knowledge Management System with Topic Map Technology

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An intuitive, brain like way to store and visualise online data that enables a more advanced information filtering.

Topic Map captures knowledge in form of topics, the type of connections between topics and the information that belong to these kinds of topics.

OKP is an integration between our portal framework ONP and the market leader on Topic Maps, Ontopia. And it provides an semantic "layer" above the data stored in the database.


Knowledge Management System (KM System)

Refers to a system for managing knowledge in organizations, supporting creation, capture, storage and dissemination of information.

"The idea of a KM system is to enable employees to have ready access to the organization's based documented of facts, sources of information, and solutions."
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What is Topic Map?

"Topic Maps is an ISO standard for the representation and interchange of knowledge, with an emphasis on the findability of information.
A topic map can represent information using:

  • topics (representing any concept, from people, countries, and organizations to software modules, individual files, and events)
  • associations (which represent the relationships between them)
  • occurrences (which represent relationships between topics and information resources relevant to them).

They are thus similar to semantic networks and both concept and mind maps in many respects. In loose usage all those concepts are often used synonymously, though only topic maps are standardized."
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More about Topic Map

  1. Ontopia: The Topic Maps company

    The home page of Ontopia, a company dedicated to providing information and knowledge management solutions based on the topic map (XTM) standard.
  2. The TAO of Topic Maps

    The reference paper by Steve Pepper, introducing the key concepts. Features a discussion of knowledge structures and information management.
  3. Topic map links

    Features links to articles on design, visualization, schemas, specifications, and content management. By Lars Marius Garshol, editor of ISO 13250
  4. Topic Maps and Data Model

    Topic Maps is a technology for encoding knowledge and connecting this encoded knowledge to relevant information resources.
  5. XML.com: What Are Topic Maps

    An introduction to XML Topic Maps, an XML standard that can be used to index and capture relationships between concepts, improving the findability of data
  6. Topic Map

    Resources and examples of Topic Maps, Topics at topicmap.com.