Using FOAF to Support Community Building


Kelly, B. and Dodds, L., 2005. Using FOAF to Support Community Building. Upgrade Journal, VI (6).

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      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.


      Item Type Articles
      CreatorsKelly, B.and Dodds, L.
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      Uncontrolled Keywordscommunity building,friend of a friend,foaf,semantic web
      Research CentresUKOLN
      ID Code423
      Additional InformationThis paper on "Using FOAF To Support Community Building" published in the Upgrade digital journal of CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies), October 2005 issue. Please note that this paper is a reprint of a paper published in the IADIS 2004 conference proceedings. See for further details.


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