The Missing Link in Knowledge Graphs Knowledge Graph Conference, New York, May 2023
World Information Architecture Day, March 4, 2023
2020-07-20, Introducing the Networker: Knowledge Graphs Unmediated, Balisage, The Markup Conference, online. Same presentation as 2019-11-11.
Knowledge Graphs Unmediated, Knowledge Graph Meetup, Columbia University, New York, November 11, 2019
Moving to a new home once it gets messy?, Digital Experience Conference, Washington DC, April 30, 2019. 2018
Integrating Indexes With Topic Maps, a Project with the NYU Library, American Society for Indexing Conference, Cleveland, OH, April 28, 2018 2017
Topic Curation: Manual vs. Automated, Gilbane Digital Content Conference, Boston, November 29, 2017.
Data Cleaning vs. Human Curation, AI Open Camps, New York, November 19, 2017.
Where are Topic Maps now?, Semiotics/Information Architecture Meetups, New York, November 3, 2017.
Topic maps for digital scholarly monographs, with Alexandra Provo, NYU, Dublin Core 2017, Advancing metadata practice: Quality, Openness, Interoperability. Crystal City, VA, October 28, 2017. 2016
Taking Information Into Accounts, Artificial Intelligence Camp, United Nations, New York, July 12, 2016.
Topic Maps at Work, Information Architecture Meetup, New York, March 23, 2016 2015
Topic Maps, Then and Now, Semiotics Web, Information Architecture and Axiologue Meetup Mashup, New York, October 27, 2015.
The Data Projection Model, Semiotics Web Meetup, New York, April 18, 2015.
InstantPhotoAlbum, A Django-based Photo Album production Web Site, Django Meetup NYC, New York, January 23, 2015. 2014
Working with Mezzanine, a Django-based Content Management System, Brief Introduction, Django Meetup NYC, New York, May 7, 2014. 2012
Moving Sands, Adventures in XML e-book-land, Balisage, The Markup Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 7-10, 2012. 2010
Information Made Accountable. The Data Projection Model, Semantic Conference, San Francisco, June 23, 2010.
“Global Information Access. Local Information Management. The Story of IRS Tax Map”, with Steve Newcomb, XML Special Interest Group and Morgan Stanley, New York, March 8, 2010. 2009
Taking Information Into Accounts. The Data Projection Model”, Philadelphia, XML User Group, October 14, 2009.
2009-02-17. “Demo presentation: Auditing Information Systems”,
, Washington DC, February 17, 2009. From E-Gov to Connected Governance 2008
Topic Maps and Beyond, New York Semantic Web Meetup, New York, November 20, 2008
Interview with Morton Swimmer, Youtube.com, New York, November 20, 2008
The Data Projection Model (PDF), SGML/XML Users’ Group, Washington DC, April 16, 2008 2007
The Data Projection Model. Making Information Auditable (PDF Version), ( Powerpoint), July 24, 2007, Bobst Library, New York University, New York.
Five Years of Tax Map: A Topic Maps Application at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service: Lessons Learned, March 21, 2007, Topic Maps 2007, Oslo, Norway.
Reflections from Advancing Topic Maps, February 27, 2007, Collaborative Expedition Workshop #58, NSF, Arlington, Virginia. 2006
The Melting Pot of Information: Enabling Multiple Perspectives, including Auditing (PDF version), October 10-11, 2006, Fifth Semantic Interoperability Conference, MITRE, McLean, Virginia. Powerpoint version., HTML version.
Multiple Perspectives: From Wishful Thinking to Implementation, Introduction to the Data Projection Model (PDF version), Collaborative Expedition Workshop #49, March 14, 2006, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland. Workshop Agenda and Powerpoint Version.
Topic Mapping: An inventor’s perspective. History, Present and Future. Illustrated with TaxMap, a Topic Map implementation at the IRS, Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia XML Users Group. 2005
A Matter of Perspectives, Extreme Markup Languages Conference, Montreal, Canada. PDF Version. Slides.
The IEML Perspective. IEML and Topic Maps, Information Economy MetaLanguage (IEML) Seminar, University of Ottawa, July 30, 2005. More about IEML can be found here.
Collaboration Expedition Workshop, Arlington, VA. A DRM Perspective: What Topic Maps Bring to the Table, Michel Biezunski, Infoloom and Steve Newcomb, Coolheads Consulting.
TaxMap, A Topic Maps Application, [In French]. XML-France, Paris, France.
Semantic Conflict, Mapping, and Enablement: Making Commitments Together,
Semantic Integration Using A Bottom-Up Approach, by MichelBiezunski and SteveNewcomb, Coolheads Consulting (2IP3)
There are two approaches to the problem of integrating information, and both are important. The “top-down” approach emphasizes modeling uniformity and modeling power; it generally means defining models and persuading providers of information to understand them, and to make the information they provide conform to them. The bottom-up approach emphasizes modeling diversity and minimality; the idea is to take whatever information is available, and, with or without the provider’s cooperation, to try to make one or more kinds of sense out of it. Each kind of sense is reflected in an ad-hoc model that captures only as much of the internal consistency of the incoming information as was needed for the sense that needed to be made. Our presentation will focus on the bottom-up approach, with the purpose of showing that it offers vital benefits, and that it is feasible, robust, exportable, maintainable and interchangeable. (2IP5) 2004
Semantic Integration Using Topic Maps, Tutorial given at XML 2004 in Washington, December 2004 :
2004-04-28: Organization of the Workshop – April 28, 2004, Collaboration Expedition-Emerging Technology Workshop #31 at the NSF on “Multiple Taxonomies” Organized by Michel Biezunski, Coolheads Consulting: Renee Lewis, Pensare, Jayne Dutra, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kevin Hannon, Consultant, Raul Valdez-Perez, Vivisimo, Leo Obrst, Mitre, Denise Bedford, World Bank, LeeEllen Friedland, Mitre, Eliot Christian, USGS, and Steve Newcomb, Coolheads Consulting. Slides
“Topic Maps: The Inventor’s Perspective on Subject-based Access” (slides), Michel Biezunski and Steve Newcomb, presented at the Library of Congress, October 15, 2003. The full webcast is available at the Library of Congress website..
2003-09-08: Presentation – White House Conference Center.
Poster Presentation at Semantic Integration Workshop.
January 31, 2003, Topic Map Web Services for the FEA-PMO and FEA-DRM –
Cognitive Topic Map Web Sites (CTW): Aggregating Information Across Individual Agencies and E-Gov Initiatives, Michel Biezunski, Coolheads Consulting, Proposed Pilot to be discussed at February 18th meeting.
Perspectives on Semantic Integration, Michel Biezunski, Universal Access Collaboration Expedition Workshop #26, National Science Foundation, July 22, 2003.
“The IRS Tax Map”, Michel Biezunski, presented at XML Europe 2003 Conference, May 5-8, 2003, London, UK.
“Introduction to the Topic Maps Paradigm”, Michel Biezunski, Chapter 2 of
XML Topic Maps – Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web (Jack Park and Sam Hunting, eds.), 2003: Addison-Wesley. (The book may be found at Addison-Wesley’s website.) 2002
The XTM Guide: A Beginner’s Guide to the XTM Syntax, Michel Biezunski, here.
“The Gap between Structured and Unstructured Information Needs a Bridge”, Michel Biezunski. Presented at Extreme Markup Languages 2002 (Montreal, August 2002).
“XTM Update”, Michel Biezunski. Presented at the XML Working Group, xml.gov, March 20, 2002, Washington DC.
“Topic Maps: Do I look like an email address?”, Michel Biezunski. Presented at the Library of Congress, March 26, 2002, Washington DC. 2001
“A High-level Topic Maps-based Language for the Semantic Web”, Michel Biezunski. Presented at the Semantic Web EU/NSF Workshop, October 3-5, 2001, Sofia-Antipolis.
Introduction to Topic Maps, Internal Revenue Service, Washington DC, August 21, 2001.
RDF and Topic Maps: Something new for everyone, Extreme Markup 01 Conference, Montreal, August 13, 2001
Processing Topic Maps, Tutorial, Extreme Markup 01 Conference, Montreal, August 13, 2001
Making Topic Maps, Tutorial, Extreme Markup 01 Conference, August 13, 2001
Invited Speaker Key Note on Topic Maps, Semantic Web Working Workshop, Stanford University, August 2, 2001.
Topic Maps workshop, XML Europe 2001, May 2001.
What Topic Maps mean, Berlin, XML Europe 2001, May 2001.
Topic Map Technical Workshop, Austin, Texas, March 2001.
InfoLoom Global Knowledge Interchange Workshop and Topic Maps Technical Workshop, Paris, France, January 2001.
Washington, DC, October 2000: InfoLoom Hot Topic Map Workshop
27 October 2000: Presentation on Topic Maps at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, MD
Chicago, September 2000: InfoLoom Hot Topic Map Workshop
Montreal, Extreme Markup 2000: Topic Maps Workshop + presentation: Late breaking news: Topic Maps – Next Generation
New York City, July 2000, Presentations on Topic Maps at Time, Inc. and Pearsons Education.
Seattle, July 2000, Presentation on Topic Maps at Datachannel, and Boeing.
Topic Maps Go XML, with Steven R. Newcomb, Paris, June 2000, XML Europe 2000.
San Jose, March 2000. Topic Map Workshop at XTech 2000.
University of Berkeley, March 2000: Presentation on Topic Maps.
Washington, January 2000: Topic Map Workshop with Steve Newcomb
Montreal, Metastructures 1999. Topic Map workshop + presentation: Fasten your seatbelt. Topic Map Air welcomes you on board.
Online Publishing using Topic Maps. The case of the Quid Encyclopedia, Philadelphia, XML 99, December 1999.
Topic Maps at a glance, Granada, April 1999, XML 99 Europe Conference.
Tacoma (September 1998: work on the standard)
Montreal, August 1998 (Metastructures 1998), Topic Map Workshop
Managing Information Networks with Topic Maps, GCA SGML/XML Europe 1998, Paris, May 1998
Seattle, (With Steve Newcomb, organized by Datachannel), Topic Map Workshop, 1999
Portland (OGI), Topic Map Workshop, 1999
Dallas (Isogen), Topic Map Workshop, 1999
XML and Topic Maps, XML 98 Conference, Chicago, November 1998.
Presentation on Topic Maps at Adobe, Oracle, Silicon Graphics, Fujitsu (California)
XML-links, SGML Users’ Group France, Paris, June 1997.
The Topic Map Architecture (with Martin Bryan), GCA SGML Europe 97 Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 1997.
A Topic Map for SGML 97 Proceedings. A new SGML animal, GCA SGML Europe 97 Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 1997
December 1996: Topic Map Prototype Presentation, Frank Russell, Tacoma, Washington
A Topic Map of these Conference’s proceedings, Third International HyTime Conference, Seattle, August 1996.
Invisible HyTime, Third GCA International HyTime Conference, Seattle,
July 1996: HyTime/Topic Map Workshop, Campbell, California
June 1996: HyTime/Topic Map Workshop, Paris
SGML, DSSSL and HyTime, Daimler-Benz, Germany, June 1996.
Major trends in Electronic Publishing, Conceptual and Long- term Challenges, Collège international de Philosophie (séminaire de Paul Braffort), in French, 7 May 1996.
December 1995 HyTime/Topic Map Workshop, Boston
EnLIGHTeN, a Topic Map Editor, SGML Users’ Group France, 27 March 1996 (in French).
An SGML/Hytime hyperdocument navigation system, Memoria, European Project, Paris, Nov. 8, 1995.
HyTime : hyperdocuments for libraries, Ministère de la Recherche, Paris, October 4, 1995.
Modeling Topic Maps, Second GCA International HyTime Conference, Vancouver, 16-17 August 1995.
June 1995: HyTime/Topic Map Workshop, Rochester
June 1995: Portland (presentation at OGI)
Topic Map Architecture (with Steven R. Newcomb), OCLC-NCSA meta-data workshop, Dublin, Ohio, March 1995.
Presentation in Singapore with Steven R. Newcomb, GCA Asia-Pacific SGML Conference, 1994
CApH Topic Relationships, First International GCA Conference on the Application of HyTime, July 26-27, 1994, Vancouver.
The Electronic Library Project at EDF-DER, First International GCA Conference on the Application of HyTime, July 26-27, 1994, Vancouver.
Introduction to HyTime and CApH, HyTime Workshop (organized by High Text and TechnoTeacher), Paris, France, July 5-6, 1994.
HyTime and CApH, AECMA Committee, Dassault, Paris, June 1994.
HyTime: Extending the Power of SGML, SGML 93, Rotterdam, 10 mai 1993.
“Introduction to HyTime”, First European HyTime Workshop, Paris, December 1992.
HyTime Scheduling and Space-Time in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, SGML 92, Amsterdam, Netherlands.