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By Steven R. Newcomb (auth.), Lutz Maicher, Alexander Sigel, Lars Marius Garshol (eds.)

The papers during this quantity have been awarded at TMRA 2006, the overseas convention on subject Maps study and functions, held October 11–12, 2006, in Leipzig, Germany. TMRA 2006 used to be the second one convention of an annual sequence of foreign meetings devoted to subject Maps in learn and undefined. subject maps are continually gaining progressively more cognizance in technology and ind- try out; they're “crossing the chasm.” The TMRA sequence offers a platform for resear- ers within the subject maps neighborhood to satisfy for stimulating exchanges in a stimulating atmosphere. the individuality of TMRA is its specialize in either side of an identical coin: clinical learn on subject maps and upcoming functions in undefined. within the autumn of 2005 the 1st TMRA convention came about in Leipzig. The p- ceedings were released during this LNAI sequence as quantity 3873. It used to be notable to determine how rules and recommendations from TMRA 2005 matured in the final yr to complete items or initiatives. the general good fortune of TMRA 2005 inspired us to enhance this convention sequence for the subject maps neighborhood: extra humans have been attracted, and the clinical caliber was once greater. The TMRA 2006 application attracted a really overseas crowd of approximately eighty att- dees, hosted within the thoroughly new media campus of the Leipzig Media Foundation.

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A good survey of methodologies for ontology development is [Visser98]. None of the existing ontology development methodologies were found to be applicable directly to the development of ontologies for Topic Maps portals. However, several were used as input for the present methodology, both for the process and the guidelines. The most important of these were the DILIGENT methodology [DILIGENT], and the ontology modelling tutorial by Noy and McGuinness [McGuinness01]. Within the space of Topic Maps, the most relevant work has been done by Kal Ahmed, most notably his work on patterns for ontology design [Ahmed03], and his paper on the creation of an ontology for the Samuel Pepys diaries [Ahmed05].

Quite often there are follow-up exchanges via email and phone to answer questions arising from the study of the material. The output of this phase should be a draft of the portal’s data flow from the various data sources through any intermediate steps and into the portal. There should also be notes towards the ontology showing the main topic and association types from each data source. M. Garshol The drafting phase. The purpose of this phase is to create an initial picture of what the ontology might look like, to establish a shared vision of the content of the portal between the modeller and the portal stakeholders.

The cardinality should be exactly one, because if there is more than one software has no way to choose between the names (in the absence of scope), and if there is no default name the topic is without a default name that can be used to show it. Additional name types can of course be added as desired, and these generally follow the guidelines for internal occurrence types. 5 Internal Occurrence Types Internal occurrence types are effectively equivalent to properties or attributes in other modelling paradigms, and so do not present any modelling challenges specific to Topic Maps.

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