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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] OpenLink Software brings full power of GoodRelations to BestBuy and others

Martin Hepp (UniBW) hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Mon Oct 5 11:46:07 CEST 2009

Dear all:

I just found out that Kingsley Idehen released a major update of
Virtuoso sponger cartridges that create and collate "virtual" meta-data
for existing Web pages.



for an example.

The cool thing is

- The data does not come from BestBuy directly; it is collected and
collated on the fly from APIs and other resources (i.e. this is not yet
the original BestBuy data).
- It used the full level of detail of the GoodRelations ontology for
e-commerce, http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations (not just
1 -2 properties).
- It exposes both price information and technical features in GoodRelations.
- If you request an XHTML version of the page, you get the meta-data in
RDFa for further reuse and combination in novel scenarios.

There are a few very minor issues with the data; we already provided
respective feedback to Openlink SW. But all should be quick fixes.

I am confident that this is a major step for a Web of Linked Data,
because the same approach can bring unprecedented amounts of highly
detailed GoodRelations data for existing Web content.

Well done, Kingsley!


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 SearchMonkey:

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

Talk at

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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