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

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:35:52 +0200
Message-ID: <9178f78c0908311235y591a470q1a1ea3910c561a67@mail.gmail.com>
To: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Martin Hepp
(UniBW)<martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:
> 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,

Fantastic news.

Have you had a chance to compare the data from bestbuy to that of
productdb at all?

>
> Best wishes
>
> Martin Hepp
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> 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!
> =================================================================
>
> 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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