[announcement] Gadget 2.0

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom_at_mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 20:22:48 -0800

I'm happy to announce the release of the second generation of SIMILE
Gadget, a tool for emerging the schema and the value distribution
properties of any collection of XML data.

Gadget will work on any kind of XML data, no matter how many namespaces,
not matter if valid or not, no matter how many files and no matter how
much data.... the *only* requirement is that it needs to be well-formed.

This is normally useful in situations like:

     * data understanding and exploration
     * data migration/transformation
     * data cleanup
     * data complexity evaluation
     * schema adherence understanding
     * schema emergence

Unlike Gadget 1.0 which was a command line application and couldn't
scale past the RAM of your machine, Gadget 2.0 has been completely
redesigned and reworked inside out to provide a better user experience
and an improved scalability by using RAM as much as it can and then
storing indices on disk.

For more information on Gadget visit:


For a live demo of Gadget running on a few Gigabytes of XML harvested
from various repositories see


Feel free to use this mail list or the SIMILE issue tracker


for questions/comments/suggestions.


Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Tue Mar 21 2006 - 04:22:30 EST

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