Philly XML UG: Topic Maps, Wednesday March 8th

Discussion in 'XML' started by Philadelphia XML User Group, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. NEXT MEETING: March 8th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

    A Definitive Introduction to Topic Maps

    with Michel Biezunski and Roger Sperberg

    To sign up, please visit

    There's been lots of buzz about Topic Maps in the XML community, and
    our March 8 meeting will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn
    what Topic Maps are and their real world applications in publishing.
    We have not one but two Topic Map experts lined up with presentations
    that will make this an especially informative and enjoyable meeting:

    Michel Biezunski: "Topic Mapping: An inventor's perspective. History,
    Present and Future. Illustrated with TaxMap, a Topic Map implementation
    at the IRS"

    Michel Biezunski is an internationally recognized expert in the field
    of information management. He has invented and promoted new ways of
    finding information, accelerating access to information which is really
    needed, and helping organize vast corpora of information assets. His
    working experience covers various domains, including the publishing,
    finance, healthcare, and media industries, and governmental agencies.

    Michel's focus is in the area of semantic integration, auditable
    information systems, XML/SGML Applications, navigation models within
    complex information sets, and hyperlink-based models. He participated
    in the development of the HyTime standard, and is recognized as the
    inventor of the Topic Maps standards, together with Steven R. Newcomb.
    He has written many articles and developed and conducted numerous
    workshops (often in collaboration with Steve Newcomb) centered on these
    new technologies. Michel is now working on innovative solutions for
    auditability and integration of information systems.

    Roger Sperberg: "Implementing Topic Maps -- Automatic discovery of
    metadata plus topic map engine equals next-generation publishing"

    Roger Sperberg is an electronic publishing consultant currently working
    with WoltersKluwer's LTBNA group. He was formerly manager of
    electronic publishing systems at Aspen Publishers, a legal publisher
    which is publishing an increasing number of its books direct from XML.
    Prior to that he was director of content services for The Ballantine
    Publishing Group at Random House. The author of many web articles and
    co-author of a multimedia text, he is the author of the for.eWords
    column at eBookWeb.


    The Philadelphia XML Users' Group is an open organization that invites
    participation from anyone in the Delaware Valley and Greater
    Philadelphia area interested in XML technologies.

    Meetings are hosted at the Elsevier office, 1600 John F. Kennedy
    Boulevard in Philadelphia. To sign up, please visit

    We're also looking for speakers. If you would like to present a case
    study or suggest a topic for conversation, please submit your idea to
    Philadelphia XML User Group, Mar 6, 2006
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