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    • Published Subjects “provide an open, scaleable, URI-based method of identifying subjects of discourse. They cater for the needs of both humans and applications, and they provide mechanisms for ensuring confidence and trust on the part of users. Published Subjects are therefore expected to be of particular interest to publishers and users of ontologies, taxonomies, classifications, thesauri, registries, catalogues, and directories, and for applications (including agents) that capture, collate or aggregate information and knowledge.”
      (Quotation from A Gentle Inroduction, below.)
       

  • PSIs — a gentle introduction (2003) external link
    Officially: Published Subjects: Introduction and Basic Requirements OASIS Published Subjects Technical Committee Recommendation, 2003-06-24 (wd-pubsubj-introduction-01)
    Editor: Steve Pepper (Ontopia). Contributors: Bernard Vatant, Suellen Stringer-Hye, James David Mason, Thomas Bandholtz, Vivian Bliss, Patrick Durusau, Peter Flynn, Eric Freese, Lars Marius Garshol, Kim Sung Hyuk, Motomu Naito, Eamonn Neylon, Mary Nishikawa, Michael Priestley, H. Holger Rath, Don Smith.
    “This document provides an introduction to Published Subjects and basic requirements and recommendations for publishers of Published Subjects.”

     
  • Survey of RDF/TM Interoperability Proposals external link
    “The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a model developed by the W3C for representing information about resources in the World Wide Web. Topic Maps is a model for knowledge integration developed by the ISO. This document contains a survey of existing proposals for integrating RDF and Topic Maps data and is intended to be a starting point for establishing standard guidelines for RDF/Topic Maps interoperability.”
    Authors: Lars Marius Garshol (Ontopia), Nicola Gessa (Unibo), Steve Pepper (Ontopia), Valentina Presutti (Unibo), Fabio Vitali (Unibo).

     


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