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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: OpenCalais Release 4.3 is available!]

Martin Hepp (UniBW) martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Thu Jan 28 22:29:21 CET 2010

I would be very interested in any experiments of applying OpenCalais to 
unstructured offer or demand data. It could be an important contribution 
for both lifting existing offer data to GoodRelations and for augmenting 
existing GoodRelations data by mining additional links from rdfs:comment 
and rdfs:label properties.


Best wishes

Martin Hepp
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	OpenCalais Release 4.3 is available!
Date: 	Wed, 20 Jan 2010 09:32:26 -0500
From: 	The Calais Team <Newsletter at opencalais.com>

Today we released version 4.3 of the OpenCalais service, as well as key updates to both our Tagaroo plugin for WordPress and SemanticProxy, our URL submission service.
Release 4.3 features enhanced Social Tags for categorization; improved disambiguation; new entities, facts and events in English; and an entirely new feature, News Names.

    * Improved ‘Social Tags’:  We have expanded on our popular social tags categorization technique with more generalized, aggregate tags. For example, if a blogger is comparing the racing performance of sports cars like the Ferrari 308 GTB and Porsche 959, OpenCalais 4.3 will suggest auto racing and motorsport as Social Tags, in addition to the more obvious sports cars.

    * News Names: We are instituting a process of name normalization that represents a first step toward our more robust vision for person disambiguation. For a partial or extended name appearing in content, OpenCalais 4.3 will suggest the most commonly used form of that same name. For example, for articles containing Barack Obama, Obama or Barack Hussein Obama, OpenCalais will suggest Barack Obama.

    * New Entities, Facts and Events in English: See the new Natural and Manmade Disaster attributes, supporting data for upcoming events (Movies, Music Albums, and anticipated Medical Treatments), Political entities, facts and events, and enhanced Person Career extraction.

We listened to you and have improved Tagaroo with more user control over tagging. We have also normalized SemanticProxy processing to ensure that its results are identical with those you'd get by programmatically submitting content to OpenCalais via the API. Additionally, you can now specify a callback function when requesting results in JSON.

This release also features an updated Calais ontology in OWL, improved Simple Format and Microformat outputs, and several extraction bug fixes. See the full release notes for more details on Release 4.3.


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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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