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Re: Breaking News: Google supports GoodRelations

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 19:44:53 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=tpxXaPtUopK6u7e4Fo0zy1n_Bm806M3oN5bWd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Hepp <mfhepp@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Whow!  Congrats!!

On 2 November 2010 19:07, Martin Hepp <mfhepp@gmail.com> 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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