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Re: Some FOAF services

From: <Mischa@Garlik>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 12:21:29 +0000
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <42F1CC37-CFE0-4F44-B46C-DFA857F4CEBB@garlik.com>
To: Libby Miller <libby@nicecupoftea.org>
Hi Libby/All,

Following from Libby's suggestion :


On 26 Nov 2008, at 20:09, Libby Miller wrote:

>
> Mischa,
>
> On 26 Nov 2008, at 15:25, Mischa@Garlik wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Am mailing round to announce some FOAF related services Garlik are  
>> hosting at foaf.qdos.com.
>>
>
> Very cool stuff.

Am happy you think so :)

>
>
>> 1. FOAF Validator[1]: We have put together a page which can be used  
>> to validate foaf documents. We put this together based on common  
>> errors we found in FOAF documents online. Any suggestions for  
>> further tests are welcomed.
>>
>> 2. FOAF Reverse Search[2]: This service outputs foaf:knows  
>> relationships from our KB stating who claims to know the  
>> foaf:Person in question. You can present the service with either a  
>> foaf:Person URI like so:
>>
>> http://foaf.qdos.com/reverse/?path=http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/card%23i
>>
>> or you can search for an Inverse Function Property (IFP) if the  
>> foaf:Person URI is not known for example, you can find who claims  
>> to know the foaf:Person with the following homepage: http://plugin.org.uk/
>> like so (notice the inclusion of the GET argument ifp):
>>
>> http://foaf.qdos.com/reverse/?path=http://plugin.org.uk/&ifp=
>>
>> Given the decentralised nature of foaf data, this allows data to be  
>> presented regarding who claims to know a foaf:Person.
>>
>> 3. FOAF Social Verification [3]: This allows you to make use of the  
>> foaf social network to act as a whitelist for blog, email, and  
>> other online activity
>>
>> 4. FOAF Viewer: You can also use our GUI [5]  to visual your foaf  
>> network. For example, see Steve's foaf file here :
>> http://foaf.qdos.com/find/?q=http%3A%2F%2Fplugin.org.uk
>>
>
> Are there any plans to offer this service as RDF? (i.e. a non- 
> reverse lookup, similar to what google social graph offers?). I've  
> been looking at some options for using foaf to pre-populate social  
> sites which could use something like this (http://planb.nicecupoftea.org/2008/11/18/foaf-slurper/ 
> ).

I do like your blog post, and yes using FOAF to pre-populate social  
network is definitely interesting.

Regarding the 1/ reversesearch, or forward search, you can now find it  
here [1] :). I always thought that one could grab the links out from a  
foaf file by visiting the foaf:Document URI, but I do see the benefit  
as releasing it as a "forward search" api. Ours works with either an  
IFP or a foaf:Person URI. I guess this makes our facility similar to  
that of the google SocialGraph API, but with an RDF flavour.

Regards,

Mischa

[1] : http://foaf.qdos.com/forward



>> 5. FOAF pinger: And finally, If we dont have your foaf file in our  
>> KB, you can use our ping [4] service to upload your foaf:Document  
>> to our KB so that you can make use of our services.
>>
>> Any thoughts/suggestions welcomed,
>>
>> Mischa
>>
>> [1] http://foaf.qdos.com/validator/
>>
>> [2] http://foaf.qdos.com/reverse
>>
>> [3] http://foaf.qdos.com/verify-demo & http://foaf.qdos.com/verify-about
>>
>> [4] http://foaf.qdos.com/find/
>>
>> [5] http://foaf.qdos.com/ping
>> ___________________________________
>> Mischa Tuffield
>> Email: mischa.tuffield@garlik.com
>> Homepage - http://mmt.me.uk/
>> FOAF - http://mmt.me.uk/foaf.rdf
>>
>
> Libby
>
>

___________________________________
Mischa Tuffield
Email: mischa.tuffield@garlik.com
Homepage - http://mmt.me.uk/
FOAF - http://mmt.me.uk/foaf.rdf


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