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New National Network. The NHS national broadband network linking hospitals, medical centres and GPs in England and Scotland, which replaced NHSnet. It is one of the largest Virtual Private Networks in Europe. N3 underpins the NHS National Programme for IT, the world's largest civilian IT programme.

N3’s national applications
Choose and Book
Electronic booking service, which offers patients greater choice of the date and time of their appointment.

Electronic Prescribing
Prescribing and dispensing has become safer, easier and more convenient for patients.

Picture Archiving & Communications Systems
Capture, store, display and distribute digital medical images, enabling faster, more accurate diagnosis.

NHS Care Records Service
Individual electronic NHS Care Record for every patient in England.
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The search is limited to the information specified in the profile or FOAF file, thus it is impossible to discover something new or unknown.
As an example and one of the more exciting tools to come out of the semantic web community in recent years is Flink [Mika], which deploys a plethora of sources and services, including Google's API, FOAF profiles, archived email messages and publications, to 'triangulate' in order to infer relations and ranking in a powerful visual browsing paradigm.
Users do not need to fill in a form or maintain a FOAF file.
Recently Ding et al [8] reported an analysis on the empirical usage of properties over FOAF (Friend-of-a-Friend) data and revealed the most frequently used properties.
Figure 1 shows an RDF description example and its graph representation using the FOAF ontology vocabulary.
An analysis result was introduced for FOAF (Friend-of-a-Friend) documents' usage under the real Web environment [8].
Since the FOAF ontology is currently very popular (Ding et al.
Figure 2 shows an example of a student's FOAF file extended with the SLP ontology.
Since groups can also be generated from social networks, a range of the constraints will be based on the social connections between the learners (established through FOAF relationships), such as forming groups of students who do not know each other directly, or forming groups of student who collaborated with each other in a previous task.