[sw-l] SWML-S export for Sign Puddle

Rocha rocha at ATLAS.UCPEL.TCHE.BR
Wed Sep 29 12:04:58 UTC 2004


   Great work! SWML-S is really simple! :-) It will be easy to make it
interoperable with any other dialect of SWML that uses IMWA.

   I have just one suggestion that, of course, you may follow or not,
according to the needs of your project. It may be necessary, for more
extensive uses of dictionaries, to have one gloss in an oral language to
be translated into more than one sign, in the sign language.

   So, perhaps it will be useful to explicitly introduce sign-boxes in
SWML-S, to be able to clearly separate those signs. I mention this
because one possible reading of your XML format is that  you are
implicitly using a sign-box, encompassing the set of symbols. Allowing
explicitly for more than one sign-box may be helpful in this sense.

   Of course, the decision is yours. SignPuddle demonstrates by itself
you don't need advices to do a great job :-)

   All the best,

   Antônio Carlos

Stephen Slevinski wrote:

> Hi list,
> Becasue of the internal changes with SignMaker, it is now possible to export
> the Sign Puddle dictionary into SWML-S.  This export utility will only work
> for signs that were created with the new SignMaker.  Sorry for all the past
> signs - poor design choices.
> SWML-S stands for SignWriting Markup Langauge - Simple.  Any application
> that wants to import a Sign Puddle dictionary now has a simple way to do it.
> SWML-S was created to work with the IMWA.  It does not work with sss-95 or
> sss-99.
> I've made a hidden page that exports SWML-S for all of the dictionaries.
> The page is called swml.php
> You can access the page by:
> dictionary-location /swml.php
> Examples...
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/SGN-US/swml.php
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/SGN-BR/swml.php
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/SGN-WO/swml.php
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/sgn-CH-fr/swml.php
> There are currently no applications that import or export SWML-S.  But I do
> have a preview utility on oculog.net.  You can view it here:
> http://oculog.net/swml/dump.php
> If you copy the code from the swml.php and paste it into the preview
> utility, you can verify that SWML-S will work and your dictionary is
> portable.
> Enjoy,
> -Stephen
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Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa
Escola de Informática - UCPel

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