[rdfweb-dev] Newbie: FOAF gotchas, hints, best practices
petite_abeille at mac.com
Mon Feb 24 19:30:38 UTC 2003
I'm hacking a little app of sort:
Which is a kind of librarian... doing something along the line of:
In any case, I'm looking for a way to export all the information the
app builds in a more or less useful manner.
So I ran across this sometime ago:
Because I found the icon pretty cool, I thought it would be a very
rational raison to explore how I could abuse FOAF for my own deviant
The app is basically building a persistent graph of all the different
relationships that a message may convey. And I'm looking for a way to
export that graph without loosing too much semantics along the way.
For example, given your average email headers, here is what I was
thinking to do:
From: petite_abeille at mac.com
Subject: Newbie: FOAF gotchas, hints, practices
To: rdfweb-dev at vapours.rdfweb.org
"petite_abeille at mac.com" could be mapped to <foaf:Person>
"mac.com" to <foaf:Organization>
the email itself to <foaf:Document>
<foaf:knows> could be used to describe the relationship between From:
as well as for "mac.com" knows "petite_abeille at mac.com"...
accordantly <foaf:Document> <foaf:knows> <foaf:Person>
or perhaps <foaf:Document> <foaf:knows> <foaf:Document> is the case of
and so on and so forth.
The app is already doing all that circus internally... but I would like
to express it in a more approachable fashion for export purpose.
Considering the above, and before I loose myself blasting my way to
oblivion, any practical gotchas, hints, best practices, references,
warnings, experiences you would like to share with me :-)
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