[sc34wg3] Simple Topic Maps (STM): An example of deserialization

Michel Biezunski sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Sun, 27 Apr 2003 13:56:49 -0400

A new document, N0394, 

"Simple Topic Maps (STM)"

has been sent to ISO for inclusion in the process.
Because time is short before the meeting, we have
made it available right now at 

This document defines: 

* a syntax for Simple Topic Maps (expressed as an XML DTD), 

* parts of a Topic Map Application for Simple Topic Maps, in terms of
  which the syntax is supposed to be interpreted (it's yet another
  illustration of a Topic Map Application definition, as such
  definitions are described in N0393
  [http://www.isotopicmaps.org/TMMM/TMMM-latest-clean.html], and
  exemplified in the HTTPGET TMA definition
  [http://www.isotopicmaps.org/TMMM/HTTPGET-latest-clean.html] and in
  the N0393-N0396 alignment document, N0406
  [http://www.isotopicmaps.org/TMMM/TMSM-latest-clean.html]), and

* parts of a Syntax Deserialization Definition for the syntax --
  detailed instructions as to exactly how to interpret the syntax in
  terms of the Topic Map Application for Simple Topic Maps.  It
  provides an example of a Syntax Deserialization Definition (SDD) as
  that term is defined in N0393.

We have published this document in its incomplete state to allow the
members of the WG3 working group to see a working example of how the
TMM brings extensibility and modularity to Topic Maps.  It is designed
to show how differences between the needs of various users of the
Topic Map standard can lead to both obvious and non-obvious
differences with the SAM, as currently proposed in N0396.  It is also
designed to show that the code bases for STM users can have much in
common with the code bases for SAM users.

Michel Biezunski and Steve Newcomb

Michel Biezunski
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