Topic Maps on SQL

W. Eliot Kimber eliot at
Tue Nov 24 17:29:47 GMT 1998

At 01:05 PM 11/23/98 -0600, Steven R. Newcomb wrote:
>[Len Bullard:]
>> If the topic map concepts are truly generalized, then exporting the
>> properties and values of the relational tables, relationships,
>> queries and scripting logic should enable such.
>Which is why I brought up the subject of groves and property sets.
>Documents conforming to the topic map architecture, like documents
>conforming to other inheritable information architectures, have
>semantic properties that emerge when they are processed (made ready
>for some useful application-defined purpose).  

I have defined an EXPRESS data model representation of the Topic Map
abstract data model. This is not official (yet). Once I'm confident that my
model accurately reflects the topic map design, I'll post it to the HyTime
User's Group Web site (


<Address HyTime=bibloc>
W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
ISOGEN International Corp.
2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75202.  214.953.0004

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