Inge Henriksen announced the release of his open source C++ Topic Maps engine. It has bindings for lots of scripting languages:
My first main goal with this new engine was to enable C++ programmers (the same programming language in which TM++ is written) to be able to use topic maps in their programs. The second goal was to make a really fast topic maps engine without having to fall back on caching and the likes. The engine is based around TMDM 1.0, and you can also work with XTM 1.0 and XTM 2.0 files.
We propose an enhanced method for translating Topic Maps to RDF/RDF Schema, to realize the Semantic Web. A critical issue for the Semantic Web is to efficiently and precisely describe Web information resources, i.e., Web metadata. Two representative standards, Topic Maps and RDF have been used for Web metadata. RDF-based standardization and implementation of the Semantic Web have been actively performed.Read more
Steve Pepper has a blog about Topic Maps and related things:
I shall be using this blog to talk about the things that matter to me, the things I believe in, and to criticize the things I think need criticizing.
How do we design a user interaction that takes best advantage of the power of Topic Maps? How do we provide superior navigation? How do we provide superior finding? How do we keep users engaged at our site longer? How do we entice users to visit the portal more often? These are the practical questions that stand between a good topic map and a brilliant Topic Maps portal.Read more
Birte, Kjersti and Asbjørn are Masters students in the Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science at University College Oslo. Six months ago they hadn’t heard of Topic Maps. Since then they have created four topic maps between them, on subjects as diverse as Open Access to scientific and scholarly information, percussion instruments, and the world of Donald Duck and friends.Read more