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OpenLink Software brings full power of GoodRelations BestBuy and others

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:45:19 +0200
Message-ID: <4AC9C02F.5080508@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear all:

I just found out that Kingsley Idehen released a major update of 
Virtuoso sponger cartridges that create and collate "virtual" meta-data 
for existing Web pages.

See

http://tr.im/bestbuygr2

for an example.

The cool thing is

- The data does not come from BestBuy directly; it is collected and 
collated on the fly from APIs and other resources (i.e. this is not yet 
the original BestBuy data).
- It used the full level of detail of the GoodRelations ontology for 
e-commerce, http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations (not just 
1 -2 properties).
- It exposes both price information and technical features in GoodRelations.
- If you request an XHTML version of the page, you get the meta-data in 
RDFa for further reuse and combination in novel scenarios.

There are a few very minor issues with the data; we already provided 
respective feedback to Openlink SW. But all should be quick fixes.

I am confident that this is a major step for a Web of Linked Data, 
because the same approach can bring unprecedented amounts of highly 
detailed GoodRelations data for existing Web content.

Well done, Kingsley!

Best
Martin

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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 SearchMonkey:
http://tr.im/rAbN

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

Talk at 

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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