UMBC ebiquity


Status: Past project

Project Description:
The FOAF (Friend of a Friend) vocabulary has become one of the most used semantic web ontologies and can be found in millions of RDF documents on the web. FOAF is used to describe basic attributes of people and relationships among them. We have been studying how FOAF is used on the web as part of a larger effort.

Start Date: August 2004

End Date: December 2006

Principal Investigator:
Anupam Joshi

Lina Zhou

Li Ding


There are 3 associated publications:  Hide the list...

3 Refereed Publications


1. Li Ding et al., "How the Semantic Web is Being Used:An Analysis of FOAF Documents", InProceedings, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on System Sciences, January 2005, 12213 downloads.

2. Li Ding et al., "Analyzing Social Networks on the Semantic Web", Article, IEEE Intelligent Systems, January 2005, 7776 downloads.


3. Li Ding et al., "Swoogle: A Search and Metadata Engine for the Semantic Web", InProceedings, Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management , November 2004, 26455 downloads.


There is 1 associated resource:  Hide the list...

1. foafPub dataset, Dataset.


Research Areas:
 Security, Trust and Privacy
 Semantic Web