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Applications Utilising the PHOAF Prototype for Integrated ENUM and FOAF Queries

Applications Utilising the PHOAF Prototype for Integrated ENUM and FOAF Queries
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Author(s): Kurt Reichinger (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), Gerd Reichinger (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) and Robert Baumgartner (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch032
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Linking Electronic Number Mapping (ENUM) with the Semantic Web proposed by the authors in previous work necessitated a prototype for proofing the concept and application examples for further analysis. ENUM is a protocol for mapping a telephone number to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) giving access to a wide range of a person’s (communication) identifiers. Friend-of-a-friend (FOAF) is a project for machine-readable modelling of social networks based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF). In this paper a JAVA-based prototype called PHOAF is introduced, enabling ENUM query, ENUM data retrieval, FOAF RDF file lookup and FOAF RDF file parsing. Application examples utilising that PHOAF capabilities are used to evaluate the concept. The examples range from VoIP add-ons to a semantic phonebook directory and increasing trust for FOAF data.

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