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Extensions: Linked Open Data - FOAF

  • Friend Of A Friend (FOAF) provides a way to create machine-readable pages about:
    • People
    • The links between them
    • The things they do and create
  • Anyone can publish a FOAF file on the web about themselves and this data becomes part of the Web of Data
    <foaf:name>Dieter Fensel</foaf:name>
    <foaf:homepage rdf:resource=""/>
  • FOAF is connected to many other data sets, including
    • Data sets describing music and musicians (Audio Scrobbler, MusicBrainz)
    • Data sets describing photographs and who took them (Flickr)
    • Data sets describing places and their relationship (GeoNames)

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