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SWAML, pronounced [swæml], is a research project around the semantic web technologies to publish the mailing lists' archives into a RDF format. It has been developed by the CTIC Foundation and the WESO-RG at University of Oviedo (Spain). You can visit the project page at bibucket for more details.

SWAML process description

SWAML reads a collection of email messages stored in a mailbox (from a mailing list compatible with RFC 4155) and generates a RDF description. It is written in Python using SIOC as the main ontology to represent in RDF a mailing list.

In the project we're involved:

Mainly it's formed by two components:

And it has some features:

RSS News

[16-04-2010] Released 0.1.1
After two years without activity in the project, we've released a new version of SWAML in order to achieve the latest changes on the SIOC vocabulary and fix some other minor issues. As usual, you can find the new release on BerliOS: http://prdownload.berlios.de/swaml/swaml-0.1.1.tar.gz
[25-07-2008] SWAML 0.1.0 published
After many months without public release, we publish all the work made under a new release of SWAML.
[27-04-2008] Published talk at SWSM2008
Talk of this week presenting our paper at WWW2008 Workshop on Social Web Search and Mining (SWSM2008) in Beijing (China) is now available, both to download it: http://prdownload.berlios.de/swaml/20080422-swsm2008.tar.gz and to see it directly in your browser: http://swaml.berlios.de/files/doc/talks/20080422-swsm2008/
[10-04-2008] Available slides of talk in DERI
The slides used in the talk on yesterday in DERI NUI Galway are now available: http://prdownload.berlios.de/swaml/20080409-talk-swaml-deri-galway.tar.gz
[05-03-2008] Released Buxon 0.0.4
After too much time without a new release, finally today we release version 0.0.4 of Buxon sioc:Forum browser. It available to download at: http://prdownload.berlios.de/swaml/buxon-0.0.4.tar.gz
[01-08-2007] SIOC is a W3C Submission
Excellent news for all SIOC community: SIOC is now an official member submission of W3C: http://www.w3.org/blog/SW/2007/08/01/sioc_is_a_w3c_submission Thanks to everyone involved, specially to John and Uldis who have made most of the work.
[21-05-2007] SWAML ontology properties on SIOC
The last revision of official SIOC ontology specification now includes the two properties specified in SWAML ontology, with the consequent style adaptation. It has been a subject discussed in the last weeks on the SIOC-Dev mailing list, and finally the properties join into the core specification of SIOC. You could checkout the last revision of SIOC ontology specification at: http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec/ . In the next weeks we'll update all the software tools.
[14-05-2007] Seville slides
The slides used in talk of last friday at the first Free Software University Contest are available at: http://prdownload.berlios.de/swaml/20070511-swaml-concurso-software-libre.pdf
[11-05-2007] SWAML won an award
SWAML won, in Web category, the first Free Software University Contest. More information at: http://concurso-softwarelibre.us.es/noticias.html#premios
[30-04-2007] SAW2007 slides
Published the slides used in talk of last friday in the workshop on Social Aspects of the Web (aka SAW20007). You could found it at: http://prdownload.berlios.de/swaml/SAW2007-Mailing-Lists-Meet-The-Semantic-Web.pdf

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Also you could find all news/comments related with the project in a wiki page called SWAML-o-sphere. Feel free to add any other entry.


There are some files (and a mirror of it) until the moment:

swaml-0.1.1.tar.gz (16/04/2010)
swaml-0.1.0.tar.gz (25/07/2008)
swaml-0.0.5.tar.gz and swaml_0.0.5-2_all.deb (28/12/2006)
swaml-0.0.4.tar.gz (21/11/2006)
swaml-0.0.3.tar.gz (01/11/2006)
swaml-0.0.2.tar.gz (13/10/2006)
swaml-0.0.1.tar.gz (02/10/2006)
buxon-0.0.4.tar.gz and buxon_0.0.4-1_all.deb (05/03/2008)
buxon-0.0.3.tar.gz and buxon_0.0.3-2_all.deb (28/12/2006)

If you use any Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution, you could install it using APT tools (apt-get install swaml and apt-get install buxon). All packages depends on RDFLib. You can see several demos of which SWAML makes.

If you would like to stay up to date with development you can check out the latest version using the source code repository:

hg clone https://bitbucket.org/wikier/swaml


In addition to the online documentation for developers, there are available to download another documents about the project:

original document in spanish with the idea that motivated this project
translation with the idea that motivated this project
a book (in Spanish) about the SWAML project for Sergio's degree dissertation

Also there are some photos related with the project.


The research activity on the project produced some scientist publications:


And we made some presentations about the project around the world:

Bootstrapping the Semantic Web of Social Online Communities:
April 22th of 2008, WWW2008 Workshop on Social Web Search and Mining (SWSM2008), Beijing, China.
Bootstrapping the Semantic Web of Social Online Communities:
April 9th of 2008 in DERI NUI Galway, Galway (Ireland)
SWAML, Semantic Web Archive of Mailing Lists:
May 11th of 2007 in Seville (Spain) on the final phase of the I Concurso Universitario de Software Libre
Mailing Lists Meet The Semantic Web:
April 27th of 2007 in Poznan (Poland) on the workshop of Social Aspects of the Web (SAW2007), in conjunction with 10th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS2007), in co-operation with ACM SIGMIS
SWAML, publicación de listas de correo en Web Semántica:
December 20th of 2006 in Oviedo (Spain) for Sergio's degree dissertation

There are some projects that share our vision of providing structured data on the Web:


You can contact with the members of project in the developers mailing list (archives are public). Also, you can report a bug or send a feature request without you need to subscribe of any of project mailing lists.