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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] [Fwd: Representing vCard Objects in RDF (W3C Member Submission)]

Martin Hepp (UniBW) martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Wed Feb 10 15:25:42 CET 2010

Dear all:

There is an updated spec of the vCard ontology for contact details. Such 
can be attached to many GoodRelations elements, like gr:BusinessEntity 
or gr:LocationOfSalesOrServiceProvisioning.

If you are using the previous vCard 2006 spec from our recipes, you do 
not have to change your data immediately, because it will take some time 
for data consumers to update or expand their queries. Also, given the 
huge amount of vCard 2006 data, I assume that most applications will 
still process vCard 2006 for the next coming years.

For novel applications, moving to the new format is recommended. If you 
are using vCard 2001 patterns, you should also upgrade your markup to 
the latest specification.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to ask.

Best wishes

Martin Hepp

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Representing vCard Objects in RDF (W3C Member Submission)
Resent-Date: 	Wed, 10 Feb 2010 02:47:51 +0000
Resent-From: 	semantic-web at w3.org
Date: 	Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:44:38 +1000
From: 	Renato Iannella <renato at nicta.com.au>
To: 	public-xg-socialweb at w3.org, semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web at w3c.org>
References: 	<A937BFC2-28CE-4791-9781-88654B366EB9 at w3.org>

We are pleased to announce that an updated W3C Note for "Representing vCard Objects in RDF" is now available:


This W3C Member Submission merges the original W3C Note [1] with the later "An ontology for vCards" [2] to produce a unified approach to RDF vCard expression.

The W3C Team has also produced some comments on the Submission [3].

Cheers...  Renato Iannella (for the Authors)

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/NOTE-vcard-rdf-20010222/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/vcard/ns-2006.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/Submission/2010/01/Comment/

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!

Project page:

Resources for developers:

Overview - http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/goodrelations/webcast/
How-to   - http://vimeo.com/7583816

Recipe for Yahoo SearchMonkey:

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

Overview article on Semantic Universe:

Tutorial materials:
ISWC 2009 Tutorial: The Web of Data for E-Commerce in Brief: A Hands-on Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey 

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