[sc34wg3] MS Access and topic maps?

Patrick Durusau patrick at durusau.net
Fri Nov 4 10:28:05 EDT 2011


I ran across the following request for assistance dated 26 Oct 2011 in 
one of my automated web scans:

> Can anyone provide some guidance in implementing the Topic Maps
> standards using Microsoft Access to a novice database designer? An
> article titled "Using Topic Maps to Extend Relational Databases" by
> Marc de Graauw provides the basics. I want to create a content
> managment system for 4 insurance contracts, associated fill-in-the-
> blank forms, process diagrams, letters, & similar. My method would be
> to start by creating a back-of-the-book-type index of topics,
> occurrances, & associations on paper; and then translating it to
> Access. If I could find someone who UNDERSTANDS THE TOPIC MAP
> STANDARDS to get me started with the work on paper, I bet I could work
> on my own for a while using De Graauw's article. I would still need
> more help designing the tables properly.

If you have MS Access experience please consider stepping up and helping.

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Hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend!


Patrick Durusau
patrick at durusau.net
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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