I was quite chuffed to see the FOAF-a-Matic mentioned in this Guardian Online article by Ben Hammersley today, although it was slightly alarming to see him mention Mark 2 which is still in very early beta. I’ll probably spend this evening hacking on it some more.
Courtesy of Lidia Rovan there’s now a Croatian FOAF-a-Matic. Elsewhere I’ve been experimenting with adding GRDDL support to my SPARQL service. So its now possible to query microformats using SPARQL. Not sure whether to keep cross-posting this stuff, or try and get XAK blog on Planet RDF?
Phil Wilson is also thinking about how to subscribe to someone’s brain. Phil has hacked his aggregator to attempt to discover as many RSS feeds as possible starting from autodiscovery of someone’s FOAF description. Nice work. It’s also closer to the original lazyweb request as its applying some rules to try and find additional data … Continue reading foaf:OnlineAccount Generator
Mark Birbeck posted to rdfweb-dev on Friday to announce an XForms-based FOAF creator. To use the tool you’ll need to install the latest version (and patches) of Forms Player. As Birbeck notes in the announcement the demo does nicely show-case some of the XForms features, notably extracting information for the form labels from the demo, … Continue reading XForms and FOAF and Cross-Player Woes
I’m pleased to announce the first iteration of a Java API for FOAF based around the Jena semantic web toolkit. The API, which I’ve dubbed “foaf-beans”, is an attempt to provide a number of convenience classes that will allow Java developers to quickly get to grips with reading and writing FOAF data. With this in … Continue reading foaf-beans 0.1
On my birthday last year I wrote up a snapshot of what was happening in my life. A year has flown by and so here’s this years snapshot. Warning navel gazing commences…
I spoke at the XML UK Optimal XML event in Cambridge yesterday under the topic of “Scanning the Horizon: What’s Hot in Upcoming XML Technologies”. The talk seemed to go well, which I was quite pleased about. Lots of questions at the end which I usually take to be a good sign that people were … Continue reading XML UK: Optimal XML
Been to any good gigs lately? Why not record this additional information in your FOAF description? Continuing the Get Your FOAF On series I’ll show you how to describe your attendance at an event, with some specific notes on conference attendance.
This is the first in a series of short articles showcasing some of the capabilities of the FOAF and related vocabularies. The intention is to provide enough detail to show the expressive power of the existing properties and how they can be usefully mixed with other vocabularies. However I want to keep these examples simple … Continue reading Get Your FOAF On
Some interesting discussion has been triggered by Jon Udell’s comments on FOAF. I agree with Edd and Dan that FOAF is about more than social networking and have said as much here on several occasions. Personally I see two problems with FOAF neither of them big.