First release of SharpTM

After I announced the SharpTM project on the discussion list of the TMAPI project in late October 2008 I now present a first alpha release of this .NET implementation of a Topic Maps engine. The current version 1.0.91 alpha 1 is just a library to be used in other projects. Hosting components like a console application, im- and export functionality and persistence solutions will be released soon. At all there are some more big issues like optimization to be solved. This first release was just an attempt to get a working implementation of a Topic Maps implementation in .NET that passes the TMAPI test cases from the TMAPI.Net project.

Feel free to check out the sources on the project homepage. Feedback is very welcome. If you want to support this project please contact me.

To get in touch with topic maps there are several articles to be found on the web:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:26:39 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Congratulation to your tmapi .net implementation, now there is an open source topic map engine for the most common programming language.

You are working on any project using sharpTM?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:40:07 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Hi Stefan,

at the moment there is no concrete project this engine is targeting. But it is the base for my master thesis I'm going to write with the beginning of 2009.

But be curious about the upcoming developments. There are several ideas in mind that may use SharpTM as core. ;-)
Monday, December 22, 2008 3:57:05 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Cool project. Will look at the source when I can find the time (sigh - back to the books again).

Is there a relationship between topic maps and a thesaurus? For example a thesaurus used in a subject classification system?
Monday, December 22, 2008 4:06:37 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Hi Anthony,

yes and no. I think to say it in just one sentence: you can represent a thesaurus in a topic map, but with topic maps you can do a lot more.
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