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some experiments with linked data available from the dev8d conference
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This little project is a linked-data experiment with data from the dev8d semantic media wiki <http://wiki.2010.dev8d.org/>. For any of this to work you'll need to have the python module rdflib installed. http://rdflib.net Description: The crawl.py script will crawl rdf for users and their affiliations on the dev8d semantic media wiki. It then grabs the rdf for the dev8d programme. After that it will lookup each users twitter profile on http://semantictweet.com using the twitter id that was found in the dev8d wiki. Just start it up like so and it'll persist the triples to a on disk berkeleydb backed triplestore: ./crawl.py You should be able to rerun crawl.py and it will be able to add, update and remove assertions as they are changed on the dev8d wiki. The dump.py script will dump all the triples as rdf/xml to stdout: ./dump.py > dump.rdf The dump_foaf.py will dump out social network information for dev8d attendees as rdf/xml to stdout. This is basically a subset of the full dump that only includes assertions about foaf:Person resources: ./dump_foaf.py > foaf.rdf Finally the planet_config.py will use the homepage information pulled from the dev8d wiki to locate a users homepage, and then try to autodiscover the feed url for their blog. The resulting information is then written to stdout as a Planet Venus configuration file for blog aggregation: ./planet_config.py > planet.ini You can see an example running at: http://inkdroid.org/planet-dev8d More about Planet Venus can be found at: http://intertwingly.net/code/venus/ TODO: - danbri suggested using open social api - semantictweet.com only lists first 100 friends (what to do?) - maybe pull in descriptions of events from the wiki? - maybe persist sydnicated feed urls to the store so they don't have to be looked up again every time planet_config.py is run? Author: Ed Summers <email@example.com>