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Philly XML UG: Topic Maps, Wednesday March 8th

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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 http://www.xmlphilly.org/signup.asp
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.

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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
http://www.xmlphilly.org/signup.asp

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
in**@xmlphilly.org.

Mar 6 '06 #1
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