Hypergraph Support

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Hypergraph Support

Postby paulap » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:41 am

Hi Folks,

thx perfect job. Wandora ist a very nice software...

One question: Is there any posibility to support Hypergraph. See http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/index.html

Can you generate this type of XML-Output?

thx in advcance
Gerald
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Postby akivela » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:32 am

Hi Gerald

We have picked up your feature request. Thank you. Expect the Hypergraph XML Export (i.e. GraphXML Export) feature to be ready in the next version of Wandora released 31th of August '08.

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thx - my requirements

Postby paulap » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:44 am

Hi,

many thx for your quick response.

One Question more: Do you have any idea how i can make a TM-enabled website? I want to create and manage a (complex) TM related to Enterprise-Content-Management. I have different node types (product, requirement, process,...).

Based on this TM i want generate a website (or manage a website). Very important is the visualization and the navigation because there will be a large amount of nodes.

The idea behind: i want to create a ontology for Enterprise-Content-Management (on the web).

thx
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Postby akivela » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:24 am

Hi Gerald

Building a topic map enabled site has few steps:

1. You have to build the topic map containing all knowledge.
2. You have to build a mapping from topic map elements to HTML pages. Possible mapping methods are stylesheets (CSS and XSL) and different template languages. We have generally used Velocity template language as it is rather simple and efficient. Unfortunately Velocity templates require programming skills. You actually use Wandora's topic map API directly in Velocity templates. This step usually requires also some graphic designs.
3. Finally you set up the server software that contains topic map as the knowledge base and templates as the visuals.

You can read our real-file project experiences in
http://www.wandora.org/wandora/wiki/index.php?title=Real-life_projects

Also check Wandora Server section in Wandora's documentation. Especially interesting chapter is
http://www.wandora.org/wandora/wiki/index.php?title=Setting_up_Wandora_Piccolo_server

And last but not least there is a SampleWebApp folder in Wandora's samples containing small web application used with Apache Tomcat. Check installation instructions in readme.txt.

Kind Regards,
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Do you know any company solving our problem

Postby paulap » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:07 pm

thx for your quick response.

We are a consulting company around Enterprise-Content-Management and we are not able to develop such a application/website.

Do you know a company who can help us to develop such a TM-driven website? Or can your company help us?

Send me a short email (gerald@pitschek.com) about possible scenarios.

thx in advance
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Postby akivela » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:15 pm

Hello Gerald

Consider this as the public response to your question. I'll email you directly some possible scenarios later on.

There are many topic map vendors available. Good starting points for evaluation are

http://www.topicmap.com/topicmap/vendors.html
http://www.universalpantograph.com/topic-map-links

However, I assume there are many unlisted companies and consults like ourselves who do projects involving topic maps. Unfortunately I have not seen a list with better coverage anywhere.

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