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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] GoodRelations for describing companies and their purpose?

Martin Hepp martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Thu Dec 23 12:37:24 CET 2010

Hi Dieter,
(I am copying the GoodRelations mailing list, because this question is  
likely of interest for a broader audience):
On 23.12.2010, at 12:00, Dieter Fensel wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> I was checking http://www.heppnetz.de/ontologies/goodrelations/v1#BusinessEntity
> but I did not find 5-10 standard attributes for describing a company  
> such as:
>         - name
use gr:legalName or rdfs:label
>         - location
use the W3C Geo vocab or vCard geo properties (we do not define  
properties already available in popular vocabs), see


>         - uri
for the URI of their web page, use foaf:page or foaf:homepage
>         - email address
use vcard:email  (or foaf)
>         - logo
use foaf:depiction
>         - short abstract
use rdfs:comment or gr:description (not shown in the doc, because it  
can be applied to any object.)
>         - business area
typically done by modeling an offer, i.e. if you just have a lexical  
representation of it, just attach an rdfs:label to the gr:Offering
You can also use the properties gr:hasISICv4 and gr:hasNAICS in  
combination with popular industry classification codes.

>         - major products or services

see my other mail - typically done by modeling an offer, i.e. if you  
just have a lexical representation of it, just attach an rdfs:label to  
the gr:Offering. A more granular solution is to model  
gr:ProductOrServiceModel instances and link them to an offer via  
gr:includes and to link to the company via gr:hasManufacturer

>         - yearly turnover
this is outside the scope of GoodRelations, but there may be  
respective properties defined already in the DBPedia schema or in  
ontologies derived from XBRL.

Best wishes


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