Accosted By A Barker
When you submit papers to academic conferences, then you have to be prepared that some of them will be rejected. And this is all good and well.
They have all been rejected, often with completely empty reviews, but more often with yes, you have done a lot of work but why are you using TMs and not DTD or RDF or OWL or SPARQL?.
And, no, it does not matter whether you confirm with the program chair, that papers using TMs are suitable for that conference. And, yes, it is infuriating to get shot down a formal optimization calculus for TMQL evaluation which took you months of your life with a review like the above.
So the only place to take TM-related research is TMRA, a conference which I normally enjoy a lot.
But RDF zealotry seems to have reached TMRA too, as the following review of a paper about a "Topic Map based File System" indicates:
This paper handles only RDF, but W3C already recommended OWL (Web Ontology Language). I mean authors first define differences bewteen OWL and TM and clearly show why their proposal is based on TM.
To be honest, I have some reservations why I should motivate the use of Topic Maps for a conference dedicated to Topic Maps. But probably I'm just stubborn. Again.
In the detailed comments for the authors the RDF Mullah then continues to wag with his index finger:
This paper mentioned the RDF model offers only the construct of a triple, such mapping is rather straightforward. ... W3C also provides an mechanism for interoperability between RDF and TM, and so there are many translation algorithm between them. It means RDF covers all vocabularies or meanings provided by TM. Finally, W3C developed and recommended OWL (Web Ontology Language) which is more powerful than RDF or RDF Schema. However, this paper didn't handle it.
Not even Bond University students did say or write such gibberish. At least not for long. And, no, the comment has nothing to do with the contents of the paper either.
Consequently, a more deep survey is required to show the originality of this paper.
Sure. Thanks, but in the meantime I'll listen to London Town:
One Purple Afternoon,
I Was Accosted By A Barker
Playing A Simple Tune Upon His Flute.