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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] ANN: GoodRelations - E-Commerce on the Web of Data - New Datasets and Applications

Martin Hepp (UniBW) martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Wed May 20 10:55:39 CEST 2009

Dear all:

Thanks to the help of several partners, there are now new data sets and 
tools related to the GoodRelations ontology for e-commerce:

*1. OpenEAN data set: 1 million EAN/UPC codes plus respective labels*

The full data set is at


Individual commodity descriptions can be retrieved as follows:




With this data set, Point-of-Sale applications can simply query the 
Semantic Web for the proper labels for a given UPC/EAN code. For 
example, the proper label for the UPC/EAN code 0001067792600 can be 
retrieved as follows:

SELECT ?uri, ?label WHERE {?uri rdf:type 
<http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1#ProductOrServiceModel>. ?uri 
"0001067792600"^^<http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string>. ?uri 
rdfs:label ?label}

Since the data set is already replicated in the Virtuoso LOD data space 
(special thanks to Kingsley Idehen from OpenLink Software!), one can 
simply query the respective SPARQL endpoint, e.g.:


(alternatively, use http://tinyurl.com/qxwrt6)

A big thank you goes to Michael Pfeiffer from  Kaufkauf.net 
(http://www.kaufkauf.net/index.php?l=en) for providing the data and for 
hosting the RDF data set, and to Andreas Radinger and Tobias Ostheim for 
the data conversion!
2. FreeclassOWL: Products and services ontology for the construction and 
building industry

*This ontology defines 4,780 classes, 162 properties, and 1,182 
qualitative values for products and services from the construction and 
building materials domain. All labels are available in up to EIGHT 
languages. FreeclassOWL is compatible with GoodRelations and available 
under a Creative Commons 3.0 License.

*Base URI: *
*Ontology: *

A big thank you goes to Otto Handle from http://www.inndata.at/ for 
making their Freeclass classification available for the Web of Data, and 
to Andreas Radinger and Tobias Ostheim for the data conversion!
3. Extensions / Plug-ins for osCommerce and Joomla/Virtuemart

*There are now working prototypes of export interfaces that allow 
creating GoodRelations data directly from popular Web shop or CMS software.

*a) osCommerce Web Shop Software*


(An alternative export project for osCommerce is at 

*b)  Joomla/Virtuemart CMS/Shop combo*


A big thank you goes to Alex Stolz for his hard work in developing the 
two components!

Also, Intershop recently completed an internal feasibility study and 
prototype of RDFa and RDF/XML export for their Enfinity series. The 
results are unfortunately not yet available to the general public, but 
in case you are an Intershop client with Semantic Web interests, it 
would not hurt to ask them...

Best wishes


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

e-mail: mhepp at computer.org
phone:  +49-(0)89-6004-4217
fax:    +49-(0)89-6004-4620
www:    http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/ (group)
 	http://www.heppnetz.de/ (personal)
skype:  mfhepp 

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

Webcast explaining the Web of Data for E-Commerce:

Tool for registering your business:

Overview article on Semantic Universe:

Project page and resources for developers:

Upcoming events:
Full-day tutorial at ESWC 2009: The Web of Data for E-Commerce in One Day: A Hands-on Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey


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


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