parid0001 | Wed, 29 Jan 2003 10:00:46
1. Principles of topic maps: A standard, separate from any particular model, of the underlying principles that comprise the topic map paradigm. Noting that we should learn from Jim Mason's report of the ODA experience and focus on making those principles explicit and not allow notational rigor become the actual goal. Such a "principles of topic maps" should provide a way to evaluate any particular model for its adherence to the principles that make topic maps, well, topic maps. I see such "principles" as providing a means of distinguishing models for topic maps from models for other things, as well as providing a means to speak meaningfully about various aspects of topic map models.