Re: Breaking News: Google supports GoodRelations

To the goal of foster experimentation,
we went great length in sindice to materialize reasoning in Sindice
before indexing


<> is inferred to be an
"image" and
to be an "organization"

advantages (more or less practical)

* possibly  fewer triple in the original markup
* in theory better precision and recall (when )


On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Michael F Uschold <> wrote:
> Congratulations Martin, well done.  Very exciting indeed.
> On GR being the only DL language picked up by a major search engine. Are
> they or anyone doing anything with it that is interesting from an inference
> perspective?  The degenerate case is it is being treated as just another
> 'dumb' syntax like hProduct. Hopefully if that is true now, at least it will
> be much easier to migrate to doing something inferentially interesting.
> Michael
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 11:06 AM, 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
>> 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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