1. Create a foaf.rdf file: Use the foaf-a-matic. Just put in information that you want to. For example, I do not include an image file. The system is automatically set to obscure your e-mail address.
2. Once you have saved this file, jump over to the W3C RDF validation tool and copy your foaf RDF file into the analysis box and select “Parse RDF”. See that “Your RDF document validated successfully.”
3. Now take that RDF file and use this RDF converter to convert it to RDF/N3 format:
Copy the RDF file into the window. Underneath the window see that the left-hand drop-down reads “RDF/XML” and the drop-down to the right of that reads “RDF/N3”. Select Submit.
Copy the content of the result web page into a text file and take the time to see how these triples are encoded in the original RDF file. This is the real assignment.
Please send me, or bring to class, any questions you have about reading the triples.