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ISO meeting in Seoul, day 3

The meeting is now beginning to settle into a kind of daily rhythm that seems to run: two separate WG3 meetings, enormous lunch, plenary WG3 meeting, vast dinner, drinks, sleep, then start over. This already gives you the big picture of the day. ...

Read | 2006-06-01 06:03 | 0 comment(s)

ISO meeting in Seoul, day 2

Day 2 of the Seoul meeting started with the opening plenary, where much attention was given to the standardization of Open Document Format (ODF) and OpenXML. Microsoft and IBM both had representatives at the plenary, and the Secretary General of ECMA was there. I, however, was not, as Robert Barta, Graham Moore, and I had a breakout session on TMQL instead. We spent a couple of hours on issues with TMQL, and came away with a strong feeling that the language is beginning to solidify quite nicely. ...

Read | 2006-05-30 07:34 | 0 comment(s)

ISO meeting in Seoul, day 1

The spring ISO meeting is this year in Seoul, and this is actually the first time in the history of SC34 that it has a meeting in Asia. This was more than a little overdue, given that there has been heavy Japanese attendance at these meetings for more than a decade, and heavy Korean attendance for the last 4-5 years. Of course, I personally am also very happy to get a trip to Seoul, which is also a very interesting city. (More on this later, if possible.) ...

Read | 2006-05-30 07:34 | 0 comment(s)

PSIs for Topic Maps constructs

One thing that's lacking in the current set of Topic Maps standards is defined identifiers for the Topic Maps constructs, like subject, topic, association, etc. The TMDM doesn't really need this for its own purposes, but it does mean that there are some semantics that aren't described as fully as they could be. There are also other standards (TMCL and TMQL) which could make use of such identifiers (with additional semantics). ...

Read | 2006-05-29 10:45 | 0 comment(s)

More on typed data in tolog

After I posted my blog entry on typed data in tolog Geir Ove had an interesting idea: why couldn't the type conversion predicates be dynamic? Dynamic predicates are something that, as far as I know, is unique to tolog. They are not predefined, and they are not user-defined, but are instead dynamically created from the structure of the underlying topic map. ...

Read | 2006-05-13 00:01 | 0 comment(s)

Typed data in tolog

We've known for a long time that sooner or later we'd have to start supporting data types (numbers, dates, ...) in tolog, but so far we haven't done it. At the moment, the only way you can produce numeric data, for example, is through the count() aggregate function (almost true). All information retrieved from the topic map is either topic map objects or strings. The ironic thing is that the language (and implementation) actually supports typed data; it's the underlying Topic Maps implementation that doesn't support it. ...

Read | 2006-05-10 23:17 | 2 comment(s)

Tags/folksonomies and Topic Maps

Tagging is an interesting and useful technique, but the way it's currently used lacks a lot, and I think Topic Maps are the perfect way to fill the gap between what tagging is and what it should be. ...

Read | 2006-04-06 21:37 | 4 comment(s)

TMRA'05 proceedings have arrived

I finally got my copy of the TMRA'05 proceedings on Friday, and have been reading my way through them ever since. So far I've gotten to page 77, and I've enjoyed the trip thus far. What the book contains is the papers accepted at the conference, revised based on comments from the editors (Lutz Maicher and Jack Park) and on feedback received at the conference. In addition comes a 10-page report on the open space sessions written by Alexander Sigel. ...

Read | 2006-04-02 13:31 | 0 comment(s)

The supertype-subtype association

Lots of people think that the hierarchical association type used in taxonomies is the supertype-subtype association, but this is, unfortunately, wrong. After running into three instances of this misunderstanding this week, I decided to do my bit to clear this up once and for all. ...

Read | 2006-03-31 16:17 | 1 comment(s)

Emnekart 2006

This was the fourth Norwegian Topic Maps conference (emnekart is Norwegian for Topic Maps), and for the first time it was not entirely in Norwegian, as this year there was an English track through the whole conference. It was also the first year the conference sold out. ...

Read | 2006-03-30 20:59 | 9 comment(s)

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