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Re: Introducing Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF)

From: Stephane Fellah <fellahst@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:23:35 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=sqqiAfYSA9WuTTWF3CpQBOkaD9zr9Lw5ER+Zz@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Egon Willighagen <egon.willighagen@gmail.com>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Sounds very interesting initiative. Based on my understanding, I think it
should be possible to write a tool that read any OWL document and generate a
VOAF document. May be Swoogle could be a good starting point, but not sure
how the API can provide the list of ontology namespaces through the REST
API. The imports section would corresponds to the imports statement. The
tools would count the number of classes and properties in the ontology
namespace. It would be interesting to aggregate all this information and see
which vocabularies have the most influence using SNA algorithms.

Best regards
Stephane Fellah


On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

>  On 1/15/11 3:13 AM, Egon Willighagen wrote:
>
> Hi Bernard,
>
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Bernard Vatant<bernard.vatant@mondeca.com> <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com> wrote:
>
>  VOAF is of course a clear homage to FOAF, which is the hub of the network :
> more than half of the listed vocabularies rely on it one way or another.
> I've asked Dan Brickley a couple of days ago if he did not mind this
> friendly hack. Without answer from him, I just went ahead following the
> adage "Qui ne dit mot consent".
>
>  Maybe it's just Saturday morning, but what exactly is the goal of your
> VOAF effort? What problems with existing ontologies does it address?
> Just curious, as it sounds interesting...
>
> Egon
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>  Egon,
>
> If possible, please look at the links I posted in response to Bernard's
> mail.
>
> You can also look at some of my tweets about voaf (Twitter: hastag: #voaf)
> which shows how the following questions can be answered:
>
> 1. What are the sources of terms used in a given vocabulary?
> 2. Who authored the vocabularies in question?
> 3. Which terms are most commonly used, across vocabularies, and when where
> these vocabularies created?
>
> Basically, we have a vocabulary graph endowed with de-referencable URIs
> that provides an extremely powerful mechanism for holistic navigation of the
> LOD cloud or other data spaces (e.g. within enterprise intranets).
>
> All of the above still skims the surface of what VOAF delivers :-)
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen	
> President & CEO
> OpenLink Software
> Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
> Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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