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Abstract: The basic classification techniques for organizing information are thesauri,taxonomy and faceted classification. Topic map is relatively a new entrant tothis information space. Topic map standard describes how complex relationshipsbetween abstract concepts and real world resources can be represented using XMLsyntax. This paper explores how topic map incorporates the traditionaltechniques and what are its advantages and disadvantages in several dimensionssuch as content management, indexing, knowledge representation, constraintspecification and query languages in the context of information retrieval. Theconstructs of topic maps are illustrated with a use-case implemented in XTM



Author: Rajkumar Kannan

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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