Monthly Archives: December 2012

Semantic appendix

As an appendix to the Semantic Scratchings post, a couple of additional diagrams to illustrate the process.

 

The first shows a simple graph of a mythical contact. There are additional properties that can be added, but it shows the core split into organisation, vCard, and FOAF relationships.

 

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The second shows the workflow from entering contact details, to displaying query results on a web page. The icons are standard UML analysis boundary, control, and entity classes, and it also shows the domains in which each entity sits.

 

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I hope it gives some idea of the steps I’m using. Not optimised, certainly, but it’s reasonably decoupled across standard protocols and APIs.