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Linked Data: Structured data on the Web by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas

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Chapter 4. Creating Linked Data with FOAF

This chapter covers

  • A brief description of the Friend of a Friend (FOAF) project
  • Creating a personal description of yourself using FOAF
  • Using your FOAF profile and a gift wish list to discover relevant product information
  • Updating and extending your FOAF profile

Now that you’ve had experience discovering published Linked Data, this chapter will guide you in creating and publishing your own data. A simple way to start is by creating a personal Linked Data profile. Such profiles are based on the Friend of a Friend vocabulary.

The FOAF project was started in 2000 to generate a web of machine-readable pages that describe people, thus supporting the Semantic Web goal of creating a machine-accessible ...

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