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Recipe for Embedding RDFa in ANY MediaWiki Wiki

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 21:28:53 +0200
Message-ID: <4AB530F5.2040102@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear all:

Based on a patch by Toby Inkster, we developed a recipe for publishing
GoodRelations-compliant rich meta-data in RDFa for any business using  a
*standard* MediaWiki wiki.

The recipe shows how any business with access to a MediaWiki instance 
can publish detailed descriptions of its opening hours, payment options,
products, and prices.

The recipe is at


The same pattern can of course be used with any other vocabulary.

Since MediaWiki by default uses "cool" URIs for its pages, the resulting 
hash URIs for conceptual elements are surprisingly good-looking ;-)

Best wishes

Martin Hepp and Andreas Wechselberger

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!


Recipe for Yahoo SearcMonkey:

Talk at the Semantic Technology Conference 2009:
"Semantic Web-based E-Commerce: The GoodRelations Ontology"

Overview article on Semantic Universe:

Project page:

Resources for developers:

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
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