Tabular Topic Map repository framework: Enterprise content management system at the cost of spreadsheet software

Terry Badger
terry.badger@kodak.com
Nikita Ogievetsky
nogievet@cogx.com

Abstract

This presentation shows how standard spreadsheet software, such as Excel, can be used as an enterprise Topic Map repository and an affordable and easy to use Topic Map GUI editor. We will show our framework conventions for representing vocabularies, topic characteristics (occurrences, associations, and base names), characteristics, scopes, and other Topic Map constructs. This framework was used to build, organize and maintain Kodak’s ‘Digital Camera Accessories’ web site. Excel worksheets represent different planes of relationships that are independent until the processing begins. Transformation flow is controlled by instructions within the Excel workbook.

Keywords: Topic Maps; Content Management; Editing/Authoring

Tabular Topic Map repository framework

Enterprise content management system at the cost of spreadsheet software

Terry Badger [Eastman Kodak]
Nikita Ogievetsky [Cogitech]

Extreme Markup Languages 2002® (Montréal, Québec)

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