Using FOAF To Support Community Building
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Please note that this paper is a reprint of a paper published in the IADIS 2004 conference proceedings. See <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/conferences/iadis-2004/foaf/> for further details.
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Using FOAF To Support Community Building,
Kelly, B., and Dodds, L.
Upgrade, digital journal of CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies),
October 2005 issue. ISSN 1684-5285.
The Semantic Web seeks to build a global distributed database through the integration of data from independent communities without the requirement for prior agreement on the structure of this data. This basic concept can be applied to the development of online communities. This paper outlines the potential for the FOAF Semantic Web technology to ensure that resources can be defined in a way that promotes their ability for being shared with third-parties with a minimum of integration effort. The paper outlines FOAF's potential for community-building in conferences.
FOAF, Friend Of A Friend, Semantic Web, Community Building
|Mr Brian Kelly
University of Bath
Lower Bristol Road
- CV of Authors
- Brian Kelly provides advice and support
to the UK Higher and Further Education Communities and the museums, libraries and
archives sector in the area of the Web.
Brian is based in UKOLN - a national centre of excellence in digital information management, based at the University of Bath, UK.
- Leigh Dodds is an Engineering Manager employed by Ingenta
where he is responsible for the ongoing development of the IngentaConnect Web site,
a large aggregation of academic research content.
Leigh has been developing with Java, XML, and Semantic Web technologies for a number of years and has released several small open source applications and APIs. He has also contributed code and documentation to several open source projects.