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Re: Bestbuy.com goes Semantic Web the GoodRelations Way

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:14:55 -0400
Message-ID: <4A2E604F.2060401@openlinksw.com>
To: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Aldo Bucchi wrote:
> Clarification,
>
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:57 AM, Aldo Bucchi<aldo.bucchi@gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> Guys,
>>
>> Let me add: Having real world use cases validate the cause in many
>> levels. In practice, this will generate a second sell, and a third,
>> etc. Domino effect.
>>
>> Or rather, the CYA effect: Until someone else has taken the risk, why
>> put your A on the line?
>>
>> So, I would call this a nice escape goat as well. And that's a LOT.
>> First kiss is most elusive. From then on it's downhill ;)
>>     
>
> Please not that this is "in addition" to this being a good thing in
> nature ( my point sounded a bit narrow ).
> The point is: this event is even more significant than the content itself ;)
>
> Perhaps someone from the community could split markets vertically and
> monitor events relevant to each.
> This information is really valuable because it helps others trying to
> do the same.
>
> Kingsley: Does any of the upper level ontologies or LOD datasets
> provide industry sectors with a useful level of granularity?
>
> For example ( copy paste from Yahoo )
>
> (GENERIC)
> BANKING & FINANCE
> CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY
> CONSUMER GOODS
> ENGINEERING
> HEALTH
> INDUSTRIALS
> LEISURE
> MEDIA
> NATURAL RESOURCES
> PUBLIC SECTOR
> RETAILING
> SUPPORT SERVICES
> TECHNOLOGY
> TELECOMS
> TRANSPORT
> UTILITIES
>
> And then serve this up via:
>
> LinkedData.org / showcase / ( FCT browser )
>
> Same thing would apply to the teams behind each project ( via DOAP +
> FOAF ). This is to do quick lookups if in need for specific expertise.
>   
Yes, it's pretty much there, just need to get the new LOD instance 
online etc..

Also look at the GoodRelations annotator re. sector categorization 
(which uses the eCl@ss data): 
http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/tools/goodrelations-annotator/  (note: 
Product Category Section) :-)

Linked Open eCommerce (LOC) is the moniker that Martin and I are using 
for the eCommerce oriented application of Linked Data. Much more to come 
very soon :-)

Kingsley
>   
>> Congratulations to whoever made it happen!
>>
>> Regards
>> A
>>
>> PS. In some cases, its a good idea to stop at the first kiss... but I
>> think that the prospect of permeating the e-commerce dinosaur is sexy
>> as hell ;)
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>>     
>>> Bill Roberts wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Yeah, I too think this is a big deal.  Semantic web in the commercial
>>>> world obviously suffers the same chicken and egg problem as elsewhere, but
>>>> if a big company like BestBuy just does it anyway, then services that
>>>> consume and aggregate this kind of data are likely to spring up.   Semantic
>>>> SEO industry starts here?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Yes, but I would say SDQ in addition to SEO :-)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Links:
>>> 1. http://tr.im/iv9e -- post about Serendipitous Discovery Quotient (SDQ)
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>>> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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