[rdfweb-dev] Re: FOAFnet and the future of FOAF in commercial systems
Joel De Gan
joel at tagword.com
Thu May 6 18:43:54 UTC 2004
It is a work in progress.. but good progress is being made.
I played around with creating a parser from scratch, but switched back
to SAX due to the fact that the built in parser is equally as fast a
custom parser and it will benefit from libxml2 in php5, besides rolling
a parser from scratch is error-prone and would take more time that it is
The ontology classifier is what I am doing now, basically harwire in dc,
rdfs and owl from pre-digested vocabularies. This way when MS comes out
with MSRDF or whatever they are going to toss out we can quickly add the
vocabulary for classification.
I have been working with several different ways of doing this, some have
fallen by the wayside. (parse xmlns on the fly etc..)
Anyway, it will take some time and work for this to happen but I am
making excellent progress..
Postings about it as I work on it will appear on the pdns dev blog at
And thanks to all for feedback.
On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 13:17, Marc Canter wrote:
> P.S. Final Note – Joel De Gan is working on an optimized parser for
> php which does exactly that – hard wire ontologies, assume only a
> subset of FOAF and produce just fucking kick-ass performance – so my
> 444 friends on Tribe can get parsed before Bush gets defeated.
joeldg - developer, Intercosmos media group.
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