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Subject:

Re: Exporting from SignPuddle

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Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>

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SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages

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Sat, 15 May 2010 10:29:42 -0500

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Hi Jonathan,

BSWML is Binary SignWriting Markup Language. It is equivalent to BSW
but 3 times larger. The DTD is available online.
http://www.signpuddle.net/bswml.dtd

You can take a look at the other data equivalent forms on the BSW HTML
Reference.
http://signbank.org/bsw/#m


SPML will be a text file and it will include BSW as text using hex
values "0-9" and "a-f" with spaces to separate signs and punctuations.

> I was all happy to upgrade to ISWA 2010 until I remembered last time I
> had to upgrade from IMWA to ISWA 2008.
Yes, the transition does take a bit of work. After the ISWA 2008, I was
hoping we wouldn't need to update the ISWA ever again. But a few things
were bothering me, and Val had a couple of issues. After some
discussion, we both agreed that now was the time for a focused refactor
before wide spread adoption.
http://www.signpuddle.net/mediawiki/index.php/ISWA_2010#Changes

I already have the conversion wired into SignPuddle. SignPuddle can
create BSW 2010 from the ISWA 2008 data. The conversion is 100%
accurate, unlike the IMWA conversion which was only 99.9% accurate and
much more complicated

SignPuddle will change over to the ISWA 2010 with SignPuddle 2 sometime
this summer before the next school year. The data for SignPuddle 2 will
be available very soon.


> I just understood why you used the tokens. I wish I had thought of
> that!!! Good work!

I created BSW before I had a way to parse it. I even considered using
YEX and YACC. But after much thought and research, I decided on tokens
with regular expressions. I can still remember the morning when I wrote
out the first regular expression to validate an entire sign text. The
heavens opened up, the angels were singing, and a beam of light flooded
my white board.

Regarding BSW, you can see the JavaScript library online. It has about
400 lines of code and it's relatively easy to understand.
http://www.signbank.org/swis/bsw.js

The tokensplit function is the real workhorse. If you can understand
how it's used, you can understand the library. There are 2 terms I
didn't define properly: segment and unit. A unit is either a sign or a
punctuation. A segment is a list of signs ending in a punctuation.

If you can reproduce the BSW library in your programming language,
you're ready to use BSW.

Thanks for being on the bleeding edge,
-Steve

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