Re: Breaking News: Google supports GoodRelations

Hi all:
Thanks for the many greetings etc.! Very much appreciated!

One important thing to note is that Google will support GoodRelations  
in an upwards-compatible way - if though they do not yes consider all  
possible elements, their infrastructure will usually not stumble if you

1. add datatypes, node identifiers instead of BNodes, etc.
2. add references to the Vehicle Sales Ontology ( 
ns) and other GoodRelations-compliant ontologies for verticals
3. add GoodRelations elements currently not relevant for Google

A sketch of testcases is here:

So companies can serve Google and ANY RDFa-aware application in one  
turn. That is the big thing: It is not a crippled implementation, hard- 
wired to a particular order of element names, but a rather complete,  
extensible form of RDFa and GoodRelations support.

I have no information on that, but I assume that this solid  
engineering from bottom up is the reason why it took them so long to  
actually implement GoodRelations.

Best wishes


On 03.11.2010, at 13:44, Nikolaos Konstantinou wrote:

> I am particularly happy about this evolution: this is largely needed  
> for the semantic web technologies to gain further acceptance! I hope  
> to see more moves towards this direction by Google.
> --
> Nikolaos Konstantinou, Ph.D.
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:09 AM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program < 
> > wrote:
> Dear Martin,
> This is indeed very good news! It will now make semantic web  
> technologies and linked data a mainstream topic for business seminars!
> I predict the following three fields to follow suit: audiovisual  
> content (Youtube! the obvious driver for this), open access  
> repositories of academic content and publications, and social  
> networking.
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> --- On Tue, 11/2/10, Martin Hepp <> wrote:
> From: Martin Hepp <>
> Subject: Breaking News: Google supports GoodRelations
> To:
> Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 6:06 PM
> 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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