Topic Maps 2010 presentations

At the Topic Maps 2010 conference last week there were several presentations that were directly relevant to Ontopia. Below is a list, with links to the ones for which slides have been published:

Experiments in Linked Data
Lars Marius Garshol’s presentation on his experiments with using Ontopia to implement Linked Data across a number of private applications.
Bergen Kommune Redesign
Synnøve Kleive’s presentation on the problems with the interaction design at the City of Bergen project, and what they did to fix these problems. In Norwegian.
Semantic mashup with and Topic Maps
Presentation by Reidar Bratsberg and Graham Moore, showing how they mashed up learning resources from two different sites using the Norwegian national curriculum (which is published as a topic map). Source data from an Ontopia-driven site was loaded into Ravn’s Topic Maps engine.
Making topic maps from Subject Headings for linking and organizing information
Motomu Naito’s presentation on …
Aranuka – A POJO to Topic Maps mapping library
Hannes Niederhausen and Christian Haß presented their Aranuka data binding tool, which works with Ontopia.
Maiana – Share, mix and explore your data interlinked
Lutz Maicher and Uta Schultze presented the Maiana Topic Maps browser, which uses Ontopia as its backend. There was also a short presentation on Yacca, which uses Maiana.

Site redesigns

The NRK/Skole web site, running on Ontopia, was relaunched in a new design over Easter, to coincide with a series of promotional videos shown on national TV during Easter. The site functionality remains the same.

Similarly, the service section of the City of Bergen portal was relaunched with a new graphical look and feel today.

Computer Society meeting notes

The Computer Society meeting about Ontopia on Tuesday was quite well attended, and had quite a bit of discussion about both the use cases and the Ontopia project in general.

The first presentation was by Lars Marius Garshol about the City of Bergen project. The slides are not posted, since they were just a shortened version of the original talk, which was also published in the TMRA 2007 proceedings.

The second presentation was about the same project, but given by Ragnar Bøe of the City of Bergen administration. Slides here (warning: Norwegian).

The third presentation was a joint presentation by Geir Ove Grønmo (of Bouvet) and Per Magnus Løvold (from the customer) about the NRK/Skole project for Norwegian National Broadcasting. Slides in Norwegian.

The final presentation was a presentation of the status of the Ontopia project two months into the project by Lars Marius Garshol. The slides are in English.

Afterwards some of the attendees moved on to beers at Myrens Verksted, as usual.