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ANN: BestBuy.com starts publishing full catalog as RDF/XML using GoodRelations - 27 million triples

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:08:28 +0200
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To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear all:

BestBuy.com has just started to serve a complete RDF/XML dump of their
products and price information to the Web of Linked Data, using the
GoodRelations vocabulary for e-commerce. The data dump is updated on a
daily basis and contains detailed descriptions for roughly 450,000
individual items. With about 60 triples per item, this totals to about
27 million RDF triples.

Semantic Sitemap: http://products.semweb.bestbuy.com/sitemap.xml

Examples:
a) Software:
http://products.semweb.bestbuy.com/products/8182593/semanticweb.rdf

b) "Hardgoods":
http://products.semweb.bestbuy.com/products/8794691/semanticweb.rdf

c) Movies:
http://products.semweb.bestbuy.com/products/7590289/semanticweb.rdf

d) Games:
http://products.semweb.bestbuy.com/products/9223752/semanticweb.rdf

Other than many existing large RDF transcripts, the data very dynamic,
holding the daily prices for all items.
According to Wikipedia, BestBuy.com is the largest specialty retailer of
consumer electronics in the United States accounting for 19% of the market.

It is likely the first Fortune 500 company to start publishing offer
details on the Web of Linked Data.

Congratulations to Jay Myers from BestBuy.com for this excellent
contribution, and a big thanks to Andreas Radinger and Alex Stolz for
their support,

Best wishes

Martin Hepp

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Check out GoodRelations for E-Commerce on the Web of Linked Data!
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Webcast:
http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/goodrelations/webcast/

Recipe for Yahoo SearcMonkey:
http://tr.im/rAbN

Talk at the Semantic Technology Conference 2009:
"Semantic Web-based E-Commerce: The GoodRelations Ontology"
http://tinyurl.com/semtech-hepp

Overview article on Semantic Universe:
http://tinyurl.com/goodrelations-universe

Project page:
http://purl.org/goodrelations/

Resources for developers:
http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations

Tutorial materials:
CEC'09 2009 Tutorial: The Web of Data for E-Commerce: A Hands-on 
Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey
http://tr.im/grcec09

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