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.



The TopicMapsLab has launched a new service called Maiana, which is a social topic map browser. The Maiana browser is deliberately made quite similar to the Omnigator so people will find it familiar, but has a couple of new features, like allowing anyone to upload their topic maps, and allowing comments on topics and topic maps.

Interestingly, Maiana is a Ruby on Rails application running in JRuby using JRTM (to be released; more information then), with Ontopia as the backend. So Maiana is actually an Ontopia application.