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FOAF (an acronym of Friend of a friend) is a machine-readable ontology describing persons, their activities and their relations to other people and objects. Anyone can use FOAF to describe him or herself. FOAF allows groups of people to describe social networks without the need for a centralised database. FOAF is a descriptive vocabulary expressed using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL). Computers may use these FOAF profiles to find, for example, all people living in Europe, or to list all people both you and a friend of yours know. This is accomplished by defining relationships between people. Each profile has a unique identifier (such as the person's e-mail addresses, a Jabber ID, or a URI of the homepage or weblog of the person), which is used when defining these relationships. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: FOAF)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'foaf': 11 (0.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'foaf' across all Ariadne articles: 123
  • Average number of references to 'foaf' per Ariadne article: 11.18
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  2. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. arjan hogenaar (see articles on this topic by this author)
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Introducing UnAPI

Dan Chudnov and a team of colleagues describe unAPI, a tiny HTTP API for serving information objects in next-generation Web applications.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

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