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Re: WebID Integration Usecases with Semantic Web

From: Dileepa Jayakody <dileepajayakody@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:31:11 +0530
Message-ID: <CAOOwNCKUNM4NOs+GdmSMmO0i7V4VNuKiNY2--PH4veD90EHfug@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Thanks a lot Melvin for your reply.
I will further read about WebID docs to gather more knowledge.
I took a look at myprofile project, created my own WebID :
https://my-profile.eu/people/dileepa/card#me  :)

Another aspect I'm looking at is, how WebID differs from existing identity
technologies like OpenID <http://openid.net/>. Is the fundamental
difference, the support for linked-data and the stateless nature of WebID?

Thanks,
Dileepa




On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 7:05 PM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@gmail.com>wrote:

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> On 28 April 2013 13:21, Dileepa Jayakody <dileepajayakody@gmail.com>wrote:
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>> Hi All,
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>> 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).
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>> 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>
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> Welcome, sounds great!
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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> I am sure Henry Story can help with this, he's done quite a bit of work
> with Clerzza.
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>> 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.
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> 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.
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> A project you may also want to look at is :
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> http://myprofile-project.org/
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>> Looking forward to your ideas.
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>> Thanks,
>> Dileepa
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