Wandora application

Wandora is a desktop application to collect, store, manipulate and publish information, especially associative data and data about WWW resources. Wandora's data model is multilayered and based on Topic Maps. Addition to topic map formats, Wandora imports RDF and OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies) files. Moreover, Wandora can extract topic maps out of various file formats and web services. Wandora contains over 50 different information extractors. These extractors include the Umbel concept search, The Guardian API extractor, Alchemy entity extractor, Bibtex extractor, Twitter extractor and SPARQL extractor. Wandora exports stored information in RDF, GraphML, DOT and many other data formats. Wandora has several information visualizations including a graph and a treemap. Wandora includes a HTTP server providing simple HTML visualizations and data APIs for the application and stored information. Wandora suits well for constructing and maintaining taxonomiesontologies, semantic networks and information mashups. Application areas include linked data, open data, data integration, business intelligence, data mining, information extraction, digital preservation, data journalism, artificial intelligence and knowledge representation. Wandora is written in Java. Wandora is an open source and free application with the GNU GPL license.


Topic map library in GitHub


In case you haven't heard, we are slowly developing Git support for Wandora. It means, upcoming Wandora supports a small subset of Git operations. For example, Wandora user can clone and open a project from a remote Git repository using simple menu options in Wandora. Also, the user can commit and push her changes back to a remote repository using simple menu options. We have set up a public GitHub organization with a name topic-map-library (https://github.com/topic-maps-library) and are slowly creating sample project repositories under the organization. If you wish to contribute, drop a line. If you wish to take a test drive with the upcoming Git support, checkout the Wandora project in our main repository (https://github.com/wandora-team/wandora).

Release 2016-05-10


New Wandora release 2016-06-10 is available. The release adds subject locator preview for Sinclair ZX snapshots and Commodore 64 disk images. Both previews are pure emulations enabling ZX and C64 software execution. Structure of distribution packages has changed: Now Wandora's Java classes locate in a JAR instead of separate class files. Samples and extras folders have been removed from the Wandora application repository. Some older subject identifiers have been removed from Wandora's base ontologies.

Wandora release 2016-03-08


New Wandora version has been released today (2016-03-08). The release adds Wandora support to MariaDB and PostgreSQL database topic maps. Wandora has now more stylish look, especially in Traditional topic map. The release fixes many known bugs.

Upcoming release has better support for database topic maps


We have been working to update and enhance Wandora's database topic maps. Upcoming Wandora support MariaDB and PostgreSQL databases addition to MySQL, SQLite and HSQLDB. The work has progressed to the test phase. We hope to release new Wandora version some time in the beginning of March.

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