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Re: Linkbases, Topic Maps,and RDF Knowledge Bases -- help me understand, please

At 09:33 AM 4/6/01 -0400, Michael Champion wrote:
>The xmlhack article about the turmoil in the XML Topic Maps world
>http://xmlhack.com/read.php?item=1158 got me wondering yet again:
>CONCEPTUALLY (not syntactically, politically, religiously, or
>organizationally), what are the similarities and and the differences among
>XTM topic maps, XLink link bases, and RDF knowledge bases (or whatever the
>correct term for a "web" of RDF is)?

Even though XLink and RDF are targeted at different purposes, it's still a 
fair observation that XLink has a lot (not all) of the power of RDF.  For 
info on a suggested way to map XLink to RDF, see the note "Harvesting RDF 
Statements from XLinks":


It doesn't quite answer your precise question, but it may provide one piece 
of the puzzle.

Eve Maler                                             +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Development  eve.maler @ east.sun.com