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Re: WebID Integration Usecases with Semantic Web

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:35:41 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJHhgoZ424+BZfrwtOL8Zu5iLuXZG_wT6eYeP-wnL6wPw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dileepa Jayakody <dileepajayakody@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
On 28 April 2013 13:21, Dileepa Jayakody <dileepajayakody@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> My Name is Dileepa Jayakody, a Sri Lankan research student interested in
> semantic web, linked-data and digital identity concepts. I have been
> learning about WebID for past few days and I'm most interested about
> possibilities of WebID integration to provide a verified digital identity
> solution across multiple domains (SNS, email, blogs etc).
> I'm interested in applying for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) this year and
> there are 2 projects which were most interesting for me. Both are from Apache
> Stanbol <http://stanbol.apache.org/> project which suits my research
> interests on semantic web.
> 1. Using Semantic Concepts in Federated Social Web : STANBOL-1009<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/STANBOL-1009>
> 2. Entity Disambiguation for Stanbol : STANBOL-1037<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/STANBOL-1037>

Welcome, sounds great!

> For both use-cases I find WebID an excellent option.
> For use-case-1, WebID can be used for federated social-web as it supports
> a user-profile with links to friend lists, photos etc, with ability to
> control access to such resources over social-graph.
> For use-case-2 'Person' disambiguation can be tacked by developing a
> disambiguation algorithm by using WebID as a verified digital identity.
> Stanbol uses Apache Clerezza <http://incubator.apache.org/clerezza/> as a
> RDF engine, and AFAIK Clerezza supports WebID. However when I discussed
> with Stanbol guys on their dev-list I got to know the WebID support is
> currently disabled due to recent changes in WebID spec and changes in jaxrs
> architecture.

I am sure Henry Story can help with this, he's done quite a bit of work
with Clerzza.

> I would very much like to know your suggestions and ideas on integrating
> WebID for above use-cases. Further I would like your help in understanding
> the architecture of WebID and how I can integrate it in existing systems to
> provide a verified digital identity.

WebID is split into two architectural concepts.  One is Identity, which
means using an HTTP URI to denote a Person.  The other is authentication,
so that a server can verify that identity.  Currently there's one
authentication spec which documents WebID over TLS, but more are possible.

A project you may also want to look at is :


> Looking forward to your ideas.
> Thanks,
> Dileepa
Received on Sunday, 28 April 2013 13:36:09 UTC

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