Future Work

This paper presents just a few design patterns based on the interest of an applications developed by the author. To encourage discussion of patterns in general, and to provide a forum for the publication of topic map design patterns, a Wiki has been started at http://www.topicmapcentral.com/wiki/Wiki.jsp. The patterns described here will be published in the wiki and new contributions are encouraged.

One of the goals of creating small, easily understood patterns is to enable the topic map toolsets to provide higher-level functionality. The patterns presented here will be incorporated into the TMTab topic map editing application (http://www.techquila.com/tmtab.html) and the TMBrowse topic map browser application (a web application being developed as part of the TM4J project).

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