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A framework for publishing semantic events on the Web

Project Description

ztreamy: a framework for publishing semantic events on the Web

ztreamy is a prototype implementation of a framework for publishing streams of events through on the Web, built on top of the Tornado Web server. The framework provides services that are specific to events described with RDF, although any other kinds of events can be transported as well.

The platform provides scalability through replication: streams can be repeated from other servers. Streams can also be aggregated and filtered.

A python library for consuming events at the client side is already provided. For consuming events from programs written in other languages, the client can use an HTTP client library and parse the events itself. Support for other languages is planned to be added in the future.

This is an alpha version of the framework. There is no guarantee that the main programming interfaces will no change in the near future.

Basic documentation for installing and testing the framework is available at:

This documentation is still work in progress.

A thorough description and evaluation of Ztreamy has been published at the Journal of Web Semantics. If you want to cite Ztreamy from a research publication or report, please use the following bibliographic reference:

  • Jesus Arias Fisteus, Norberto Fernandez Garcia, Luis Sanchez Fernandez, Damaris Fuentes-Lorenzo, “Ztreamy: a middleware for publishing semantic streams on the Web”. Journal of Web Semantics (2013). doi:10.1016/j.websem.2013.11.002.

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