Topic Map

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See: Topic, Map, Mapping, Subject Heading List.



References

2008

  • (Dextre Clarke et al., 2008) ⇒ Stella Dextre Clarke, Alan Gilchrist, Ron Davies and Leonard Will. (2008). “Glossary of Terms Relating to Thesauri and Other Forms of Structured Vocabulary for Information Retrieval." Willpower Information
    • topic map
      • concept scheme conforming to the specification given in the international standard ISO/IEC 13250 : Topic maps
      • ISO/IEC 13250 gives the following three definitions for "topic map":
      • a) A set of information resources regarded by a topic map application as a bounded object set whose hub document is a topic map document conforming to the SGML architecture defined by this International Standard.
      • b) Any topic map document conforming to the SGML architecture defined by this International Standard, or the document element (topicmap) of such a document.
      • c) The document element type (topicmap) of the topic map document architecture.
      • The introduction to ISO/IEC 13250 says: "In general, the structural information conveyed by topic maps includes:
      • groupings of addressable information objects around topics ('occurrences'), and
      • relationships between topics ('associations')".