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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] More than e-commerce?

Nicolas Raoul nicolas.raoul.lists at gmail.com
Sat May 23 17:03:45 CEST 2009

Thank you for your answer!
I am glad to know I can use it, I will look into that.

>>  Am I right that currently GoodRelations is only for e-commerce and
>> does not apply to such businesses as hotels, restaurants, and
>> brick-and-mortar shops?
> No, GoodRelations can be used (and is intended to be used) for exactly those
> scenarios

I am happy but confused. The GoodRelations webpage appears very
misleading to me:
1) Motto is "GoodRelations The ontology for E-Commerce"
2) "the representational means required for e-commerce on the Semantic Web"
3) The general term used for businesses/etc is "Web resources"
4) "describing the types of goods and terms and conditions of items
and services offered on the Web": it is not obvious that "on the Web"
refers to "describing" and not to "offered".

The Semantic Web describes the world. The tiny pub near my place will
probably never do any e-commerce, but I want to describe it in the
Semantic Web. I am glad GoodRelations allows me to do it, but why does
it mentions e-commerce everywhere?


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