[foaf-protocols] foaf-search.net now offers free API to search FOAF social graph

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 21:04:37 CEST 2010


On 18 August 2010 10:04, Michael Brunnbauer <brunni at netestate.de> wrote:

>
> Dear all,
>
> foaf-search.net is a FOAF search engine with currently 4 million
> interconnected persons, organisations and places crawled from the semantic
> web.
>
> We now offer a free API to search though our social graph. You can search
> by:
>
> -Name, nick, homepage, mailbox, mailbox-hash, URI, OpenID
> -Interest (foaf:interest)
> -Geocoordinates (geo:lat/long, foaf:based_near, contact:nearestAirport)
> -Class (rdf:type)
>
> You can search for agents related to a given agent with foaf:knows,
> foaf:member and the inverse relations.
>
> You can also get a list of all URIs, OpenIDs and mailboxes for an agent.
>
> A commercial version of the API offers extra functionality to get all
> triples
> or quads for an agent, provenance data for a given information or direct
> access via SPARQL.
>
> You are invited to check out our website at http://www.foaf-search.net/ or
> our API description at http://www.foaf-search.net/API
>

very nice!

one thing about the validation is that I need to do it via an email account,
however I may not haven foaf:mbox associated with my account

have you considered authentication via webid too, so authenticate your FOAF
using a client certificate?  I think henry has an implementation in java ...

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>
> Regards,
>
> Michael Brunnbauer
>
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