ISO13250 – Topic Maps Standard is one of the semantic standards supported by our products. This standard defines a model and syntax for generic knowledge representation with a particular focus on using knowledge structures to organize content.
The standard defines three main constructs, Topic, Association and Occurrence. Topics are proxies for any subject that someone might want to talk about. Associations define relationships between Topics and Occurrences are the properties of Topics.
Topic Maps has a strong notion of identity and supports merging of Topic Maps in an automatic fashion.