At GooseWorks we develop open source
software that facilitates the widespread adoption of the topic maps paradigm,
especially as specified in the draft
ISO Reference Model for Topic
Maps (the "RM"). Michel Biezunski and Steven R. Newcomb are the editors of
the RM; Steven R. Newcomb, Jan
Algermissen and Sam Hunting are
Many RM concepts were first developed and
tested in the Processing Model for
Topic Maps (TMPM4) and in
versions of the RM. For the latter, GooseWorks software served as the "pioneering
The RM defines an abstract structure for the uniform representation
of topic map information and provides a framework to define
topic map models such as the forthcoming Standard Application Model for Topic Maps (SAM).
We have two active projects:
These projects build on our experience with
earlier versions of the RM. See our history page for
detail on these implementations.
TmTk 0.7 is an
implementation of the RM in the form of a classic Unix-style toolkit. The V
topic map browser was built using TmTk. A simple demo of V can be found
mod_topicmaps 0.4 is a module for the
Apache web server that provides a web service interface to topic maps based on
the REST architectural style. A simple demo can be found
If you want to get involved in the
GooseWorks project, drop us a line.
Kinley for XPath/XPointer expertise.