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Re: Breaking News: Google supports GoodRelations

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 20:26:58 +0000
Message-ID: <4CD07412.5000101@webr3.org>
To: Martin Hepp <mfhepp@gmail.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Brilliant! congrats Martin, that's fantastic news :-D

Martin Hepp wrote:
> Dear all:
> 
> Breaking News: Google has just started to recommend using the 
> GoodRelations vocabulary for product and price information in Web pages!
> 
> See
> 
>    http://www.heppresearch.com/gr4google
> 
> 
> 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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