Cooperative Building of Multiple Points-of-View Topic Maps with Hypertopic

  • L’Hédi Zaher
  • Jean-Pierre Cahier
  • Claude Guittard
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4999)


This paper presents socio-semantic web applications based on the Hypertopic knowledge representation model. The Hypertopic [4] model is used to collaboratively construct topic maps with multiple user points-of-view within related communities. Three model building methods are presented herein: centralized, conflict-based, and hybrid. These methods are expressed using the socio-technical ‘SeeMe’ notation and method [7,8]. This paper will also illustrate how various co-building approaches can be used to construct Hypertopic maps in real communities.


Design methodology Knowledge engineering Socio-semantic Web 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L’Hédi Zaher
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Cahier
    • 1
  • Claude Guittard
    • 2
  1. 1.Tech-CICO / ICDUniversité de Technologie de Troyes.Troyes cedexFrance
  2. 2.BETA, Université Louis Pasteur.Strasbourg cedexFrance

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