[rdfweb-dev] foaf as semantic web sampler

Libby Miller libby.miller at b...
Sun Dec 15 17:44:58 UTC 2002

One thing I think is neat about rdfweb stuff is that it gets people
writing their own schemas to complement foaf as well as adding to foaf
itself. foaf seems to be a springboard for related schemas. I think if
we can build up a body of expertise that can help people create useful,
interoperable schemas, we'll have done something very worthwhile.


On Sun, 15 Dec 2002, Dan Brickley wrote:

> I've been thinking about Bill's comment re schema bloat, and why it
> seems to me to be ok to have a few things in FOAF like foaf:myersBriggs,
> while not trying to be completist in our coverage of (say) personality
> tests or location/address info.
> It boils down to the notion that FOAF is a sampler, or advance-warning
> teaser, for the Semantic Web. We do enough to give people a flavour of how
> things might be, and enough to flush out some of the technical and social
> issues raised by RDF/SemWeb. Pursuing this, and trying to build something
> fun at the same time, it is quite reasonable to have the mix of classes
> and properties we seem to be evolving for FOAF, while not trying to be
> completist.
> BTW there's a _big_ list of tests at http://www.intp.org/tests.html that
> you might find fun...
> Righto, back to fiddling with the hard drive booting setup for my PC. There
> goes the weekend...
> Dan
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