Mailing list archives (i.e., the compilation of the messages posted up-to-now) are often published on the web and indexed by conventional search engines. They store a vast knowledge capital. Unfortunately, the ability to automatically recognize and process the information is mostly lost at publishing time. As a result, the mailing list archives currently available on the web are difficult to query and have a limited use. This paper describes an usage of the Semantic Web technologies in order to avoid the information loss and to allow new applications to exploit the information in a more powerful way.
Fernández, S., Berrueta, D., & Labra, J. E. (2008). A semantic web approach to publish and consume mailing lists. IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 6(1), 90–102. Retrieved from http://www.iadis.net/dl/Search_list_open.asp?code=4565