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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2006, Vol. 1 Issue (3): 36-41    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2006.03.08
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Validation for Topic Maps Constraints
Wu Xiaofan   Ding Qiulin   Zhang Lei   Zhou Liang
(College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing University of  Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China)
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Topic Maps is one of the most important methods for heterogeneous knowledge integration, which is applied to file archive in split catalog and conceptual navigation in Web browse. It is important to validate the syntax and semantics of a topic map before its use, so as to ensure the completeness and robustness of the semantic web, which is the foundation for Topic Maps application. According to the problem, Schema and Constraints Language Specification for Topic Maps is presented in the paper, schema constraints and contextual constraints are researched, then the relative TM Validator is built to implement the validation for Topic Maps.

Key wordsTopic Maps      Schema and constraint language specification      Schema constraints      Contextual constraints      TM validator     
Received: 09 December 2005      Published: 25 March 2006



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Wu Xiaofan,Ding Qiulin,Zhang Lei,Zhou Liang. Validation for Topic Maps Constraints. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2006, 1(3): 36-41.

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