March 2006 Meeting
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
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
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
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
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