Ontopia AS, announced that Starbase Corporation has signed a definitive strategic agreement to license Ontopia’s Topic Map technology. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Starbase Corporation will adopt Ontopia technology as part of their strategic corporate solution for a number of mission-critical initiatives. Topic Mapping is a new paradigm for organizing, retrieving, and navigating information. Through the provision of a ‘knowledge layer’ that is independent of the information resources themselves, topic maps help capture and manage corporate memory, improve indexing, and enable the integration of information that spans multiple, disparate repositories. Topic Maps are an international standard, defined by ISO, and can be interchanged using XML. www.starbase.com, www.ontopia.net