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GoodRelations - The Web Vocabulary for E-Commerce

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GoodRelations is a standardized vocabulary for product, price, and company data that can (1) be embedded into existing static and dynamic Web pages and that (2) can be processed by other computers. This increases the visibility of your products and services in the latest generation of search engines, recommender systems, and other novel applications.

[goodrelations] goodrealtion extention

Martin Hepp (UniBW) martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Sun Aug 30 14:17:26 CEST 2009

Hi Soheila,
in general, it is possible to import Goodrelations and create 
specializations of existing conceptual elements. for example, you can 
create additional instances of gr:PaymentMethod or gr:DeliveryMode classes.

However, it is usually much better to specify concrete feature requests 
using the mailing list goodrelations at ebusiness-unibw.org, because any 
specializations of GoodRelations elements may have weaker application 
support. For example, if you create an individual representing a 
national mail delivery service instead of gr:DeliveryModeMail, such may 
be more specific, but will on the other hand reduce application support 
and the recall of other users' queries, because your extensions will not 
be as widely known as the core vocabulary.

Also, note that extending an ontology in a consistent way requires a 
deep understanding of the underlying conceptual choices and of 
conceptual modeling in general.

So in a nutshell, I would discourage such extensions.

An exeception is the creation of domain-specific vocabularies for the 
*types* and *properties* of products or services. A recipe for that is 
given at


Martin Hepp

soheila dehghanzadeh wrote:
> Hello Sir,
> i'm a computer science student and i want to extend goodrelation ontolgy for some special purposes.
> is it possible?
> i would be very thankful if you kindly let me know how can i do this?
> thanks in advance.
> best wishes.
> Soheila Dehghanzadeh

martin hepp
e-business & web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

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Check out GoodRelations for E-Commerce on the Web of Linked Data!


Recipe for Yahoo SearcMonkey:

Talk at the Semantic Technology Conference 2009: 
"Semantic Web-based E-Commerce: The GoodRelations Ontology"

Overview article on Semantic Universe:

Project page:

Resources for developers:

Tutorial materials:
CEC'09 2009 Tutorial: The Web of Data for E-Commerce: A Hands-on Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey 

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