TOPSAN is developed on the Mindtouch framework http://www.mindtouch.com/ webcite, which adheres to open-source standards and has an extensive set of features that can be readily modified for our exploratory platform. The remote application TopsanApp uses a REST API to generate and automatically populate TOPSAN entries with content from a variety of primary and derived data sources. The wiki interface is used for community input.
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