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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] Product models URIs in goodrelations ontology

Eugenio Tacchini eugenio at favoriti.it
Mon Oct 12 15:42:30 CEST 2009

At 12.05 06/10/2009 +0200, Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:

>In an ideal world, Apple as the manufacturer would / will publish the
>data for the make and model "Macbook Air" in its own domain name space,
>including all distinct features etc.
><http://www.apple.com/products/macbook-air#makeAndModel> a
>Retailers could then announce offer for macbook-air computers by using
>gr:ProductOrServicesSomeInstancesPlaceholder and using Apple's
>authoritative URI when linking to the make and model:
>foo:myBunchOfMacBooks a gr:ProductOrServicesSomeInstancesPlaceholder;
>     gr:hasMakeAndModel
>(Side remark: This would allow inferring product feature details from
>the model specification, as sketched in
>Now, what will happen (is already happening) in practice is that may
>people will define a make and model for the MacBook Air, simply because
>there either is no "authoritative" definition (e.g. by Apple) or they
>have no easy way of getting the respective URI (it may not be included
>in their current product database and they have no resource searching
>for those URIs).

Thanks for your answer Martin; in your opinion could 
http://productsdb.org/ become the main source for GR product URIs (I 
don't know if it cover enough models at the moment)?


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