Today we relaunched The Daily Chump, a multi-author IRC-based blog, with a shiny new look and a new feature: the chumpologica. This is a webpage (and RSS 1.0 feed) that aggregates entries from blogs written by regular contributors to the Chump. It’s built using about 150 lines of python and takes its configuration from a FOAF file.
Update: I’ve now packaged and released this project as a proper distribution.
To normalise and aggregate FOAF metadata related to photographs, I needed some new code to:
- convert foaf:mbox entries to privacy-protected foaf:mbox_sha1sum entries.
- normalise statements of the form “PICTURE depicts PERSON” to “PERSON depiction PICTURE”.
- smush disparate references to the same person into references to a single definition of that person.
- extract depiction triples from a model and copy just the bare minimum of information related to those depictions