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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] Breaking News: Google supports GoodRelations

Martin Hepp mfhepp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 19:08:17 CET 2010

Dear all:

Breaking News: Google has just started to recommend using the  
GoodRelations vocabulary for product and price information in Web pages!



This is a major - if not the critical - step towards massive adoption  
of RDF, because there is now a clear incentive for any site owner in  
the world to add rich meta-data in RDFa to her or his page templates.  
It is also, to my knowledge, the first OWL DL vocabulary adopted by a  
major search engine.

It is safe to assume that additional GoodRelations elements, not  
currently relevant for Rich Snippets, and RDF features currently not  
required by Google (e.g. datatype information), will not irritate  
Google's processing of RDFa markup, so you can cater for Google and  
the Web of Linked Data in one turn if you follow the recipe from my  
page given above.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the many  
individuals who supported my work on GoodRelations in one way or  
another over the past years, namely Andreas Radinger, Alex Stolz, Uwe  
Stoll, Kavi Goel, Kingsley Idehen, Jay Myers, Peter Mika, Stephan  
Decker, Jamie Taylor, Andreas Harth, Aldo Bucchi, Giovanni Tummarello,  
Richard Cyganiak, Jon Udell, Daniel Bingel, Markus Linder, Martin  
Schliefnig, Andreas Wechselberger, Leyla Jael Garcia, and many others.  
All of them have provided valuable suggestions and feedback,  
encouragement, or both.

This is a great day for the Semantic Web and Linked Data. Now please  
spread the word!

Best wishes

Martin Hepp

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