[rdfweb-dev] FOAF Skills

Ian Davis iand at i...
Thu Dec 19 15:17:12 UTC 2002

On Thursday, 19 December 2002 at 14:27, Eric Vitiello Jr. wrote:
>>I'm sure this is not a new idea.

>>I've been thinking about profiling skills in FOAF with a twist. The
>>traditional CV is a list of employers, academic achievements and
>>skills which was born from a lack of communication capability between
>>employers, i.e. they have to rely on you telling them what you've done
>>because they cannot possibly gather the information themselves.

> Check out Jennifer Golbeck's trust :
> http://www.mindswap.org/~golbeck/web/trust.shtml

> also, my trust schema: http://www.perceive.net/schemas/trust/

Thanks. v. interesting.

> I don't advocate one over the other, but Jennifer's does have more
> infrastructure around it (a crawler that gathers the data, and a bot in the
> #foaf and #mindswap channels on irc.openprojects.net... so I'd have to lean
> a bit towards her description method.

> I think her schema is probably exactly what you're looking for.
It looks perfect.

It just occurred to me that I can't expect friends and employers to
know my entire skillset. Perhaps I should declare my skills and allow
others to declare how they rate me on each skill.

-- Ian <iand at i...>
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

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