[foaf-dev] Visualizing FOAF Data

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Sat Aug 13 16:07:50 CEST 2011

On 8/13/11 5:35 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 13 August 2011 01:58, Bruce Whealton<bruce at whealton.info>  wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone has done anything with converting LinkedIn contacts to
>> foaf.  I know that they publish vcard data of one's connections but much of
>> the vcard data can be related to equivalent foaf properties.  For the rest,
>> there would just be a need to represent the vcard or hcard microformat
>> information along with the foaf data.
> Try
> http://code.google.com/p/lindenb/source/browse/trunk/src/xsl/linkedin2foaf.xsl
> there's some more here
> https://github.com/openlink/Virtuoso-RDFIzer-Mapper-Scripts/tree/master/xslt
> pretty sure they used to have a linked in version ...

For LinkedIn, see: http://uriburner.com, then click on the LinkedIn button.

The underlying Linked Data transformation middleware is part of 
Virtuoso. The latest cut of these cartridges (transformation drivers) 
will be part of the next Open Source edition release.

Once the next release is out we'll also update github.
>> Bruce
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Melvin Carvalho
>> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 3:38 AM
>> To: Bruce Whealton
>> Cc: foaf-dev at lists.foaf-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [foaf-dev] Visualizing FOAF Data
>> On 30 June 2011 09:54, Bruce Whealton<bruce at whealton.info>  wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>>            I found this interesting JQuery application that displays the
>>> information in a FOAF file nicely in a browser.  I had some problems with
>>> it
>>> in different browsers.  The application is described here:
>>> http://foaf-visualizer.org/
>>>           Interestingly, when I put in the link to my foaf file, the data
>>> displayed did not match what is actually in the file now.  I updated my
>>> FOAF
>>> file and yet I was still seeing older copies of the foaf file.  I could
>>> write to the author but I’m curious if anyone else sees what I see or
>>> finds
>>> different results in different browsers.  I used the version of this for
>>> Standalone Usage and so I put this into the address bar of the browser:
>>> http://foaf-visualizer.org/?uri=http://whealton.info/BruceWhealtonJr/foaf.rdf
>>> The link to my wife should be:
>>> http://foaf-visualizer.org/?uri=http://whealton.info/ElnazWhealton/foaf.rdf
>>> but I was seeing her maiden name in the link.  When I put in that link,
>>> for
>>> my wife, using IE 9, it says it cannot display it.
>>> It’s just strange.  Though, in Firefox it’s pretty cool.
>>> Does anyone know of any similar applications?
>>> I found some Java tools but they seemed to run only after installing a
>>> bunch
>>> of things on my computer, which is fine unless you were looking for a way
>>> to
>>> present things online.
>>> Also, it seems like it would be a challenge to display any kind of RDF/XML
>>> data as you’d have to have CSS styles for every single possible tag that
>>> you
>>> would use.
>> http://www.foafer.org/?file=http://semantictweet.com/DMiliband#me
>> http://www5.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/marbles?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fsemantictweet.com%2FDMiliband%23me
>> http://sig.ma/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fsemantictweet.com%2FDMiliband%23me
>> http://xml.mfd-consult.dk/foaf/explorer/?foaf=http://semantictweet.com/DMiliband#me
>> http://publickey.info/?webid=http://semantictweet.com/DMiliband#me
>>> Bruce
>>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>> Bruce Whealton, Owner Future Wave Designs
>>> FOAF: http://whealton.info/BruceWhealtonJr/foaf.rdf
>>> Vcard: http://whealton.info/BruceWhealtonJr/brucewhealtonvcard.html
>>> Web Design and Development http://FutureWaveDesigns.com
>>> http://futurewavedesigns.com/wordpress/
>>> Web Technology wiki: http://futurewavedesigns.com/w/
>>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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