Jack, here's a great demo of graphics horsepower for topic maps and
related info about the motivation for the Talkmine testbed at LANL:
Demo of hyperbolic tree directory for a Universal Library.
< http://www.ulib.org/webRoot/_hTree >
Biologically Motivated Distributed Designs for Adaptive Knowledge
Management < http://www.c3.lanl.gov/~rocha/SFI99.html > and its
"Talkmine" testbed < http://www.c3.lanl.gov/~rocha/lww > based on some
aspects of Pask's Conversation Theory, including an XML repository.
Pask proposed the abandonment of the concept of learning as a one to one
mapping of real world to mental categories, for a dynamic, internal,
self-organizing process of coming to know, constrained by developmental
interaction with an environment and fellow "knowers". <
Jack Park wrote:
> I've been hacking around for many, many moons these days, looking for
> simplest way to be able to "draw" topic maps. Well, my latest hack
> pretty simple. Right now, a user can draw simple maps, then save them
> XTM documents. Soon, it will be able to import XTM documents.
> A screenshot of it and a dump of its saved file can be viewed at
> When it's a bit farther down the road, I'll put it up in the cvs at
> http://nexist.sourceforge.net. At this time, I'm not even sure the XTM
> correct. What's missing:
> representation of x,y location in the XTM document (likely to be
> some kind
> of <variant> object
> and/or layout engine that takes an imported map and decides
> where to
> locate the nodes
> In the end, I'd like to do something similar with Jazz (pan & zoom),
> that's far too complex a project for the time being.
> I tend to think that whatever user interface an OHS will eventually
> we will likely plenty of graphics horsepower.
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