[rdfweb-dev] FOAF for reputation networks?

Alex Kilpatrick AlexK at hcitraining.com
Thu Mar 4 19:17:29 UTC 2004

Has anyone seen any work done on using FOAF (and extensions) for a
reputation network?  It seems like RDF and OWL could easily support this
kind of thing.  I am thinking of something like the following:

I believe I am an expert in RDF, so I put that in my profile. ('is
expert' or whatever)
However, no one else believes that I am an expert in RDF, or even better
people believe I am a novice.
Shelly Powers is humble, so she doesn't put in her profile that she is
an expert in RDF
However, many people think she is an expert in RDF

So, if someone searches for "RDF experts" I get Shelly, even though she
didn't self-specify herself as an expert, and they don't get me, even
though I did self-specify.


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