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Re: RDF and Metcalf's law

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 18:54:33 +0900
Message-Id: <A70866B8-9D45-4635-AEC6-A7E592F1E172@w3.org>
Cc: Herman Ivan <ivan@w3.org>, Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>

Le 30 juil. 06 à 22:52, Henry Story a écrit :
> The OSX example is also good because it points out a deficiency of  
> not working with RDF. The schema defined by vCards is very limited.  
> There is no way of adding a new well understood relation between a  
> person and their blog page, foaf page, who someone knows, or what  
> someone likes. The API for querying the AddressBook information is  
> also completely ad hoc, which must be part of the reason why other  
> non Apple apps on OSX don't make such good use of the information.  
> Imagine all of this information was instead stored in a central RDF  
> database (a SpotLight successor perhaps) queriable via SPARQL. This  
> would mean that all apps could make use of the same information,  
> and it would be easy to add new types of information.

-- The Sun BabelFish Blog : The Sun BabelFish Blog
Fri, 04 Aug 2006 09:19:54 GMT

I think it could be good to talk with the Apple AC Rep at W3C at  
least to invite the developer(s) of Addressbook to talk with the  
members of this list (if not participate to a group)
	- Ivan?  Ralph?

Address books are always one of the good ways to bootstrap RDF.

More research on the topic.

Addressbook Developer Guide at Apple
PDF - http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/ 
HTML - http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/ 
The export feature of the addressbook is vcard

Plug-ins for Addressbook

There's a proposal in Mozilla code for AddressBook

Palm Pilot Address Book, an RDF Schema

An address book ontology (take 2)

Putting my Address Book online
	The command line
	ab-new.py -a -n http://b4mad.net/addressbook/people.rdf\# >people.rdf
	extracts all persons that are part of the FOAF AddressBook
	 group and writes out foaf:Person objects. Redland’s
	 rapper validates them.

Mac Address Book to FOAF Script

And then what about SPARQL Love ;)

Internationalized SPARQL queries

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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