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Re: [ontolog-forum] Know of any (manufactured) Product ontologies?

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From: Ivan Herman <ivan@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:48:55 +0200
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Danny,    (01)

it may be of some relevance to look at    (02)

http://www.swop-project.eu/    (03)

it has some connection to what you refer to. The do have some
specialized ontologies as part of their development; they actually
consider starting up a W3C Incubator Group in the area...    (04)

Ivan    (05)

Danny Ayers wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Short version, how would you say -
> "Our car is a Fiat Punto 3-door hatchback, it has registration PI314." ?
> Long version -
> I recently started a (proper!) job with Talis, who have developed a
> Semantic Web Platform [1], essentially RESTful RDF stores with
> accessories. My role is to get people developing on the Platform. It's
> early days, in fact the store infrastructure is still under
> development, there are just a few in use with internal betas, I've got
> one to play with and that's about it at the moment.
> But in looking at potential demo material, it appears that no-one in
> the Semantic Web community seems to have taken on one of the iconic
> Web applications of the boom, the e-commerce store. The kind of thing
> Sun have in their J2EE "Pet Store" demo [2]. I use a couple myself
> quite regularly - Amazon [3] & Thomann [4]. Typical features are
> facetted browsing of products, search, keyword tagging, drill-down
> into details etc, all things that should be a piece of cake for these
> knowledge representation thingies we like to talk about so much. (I
> assume most deployed systems are object-heavy and backed by SQL DBs).
> In looking at the requirements, the nearest conceptual match of vocab
> for a /generic/ store I could find was FRBR, Functional Requirements
> for Bibliographic Records. While designed for books, I think it can
> probably be repurposed. It can take into account e.g. the difference
> between the Fiat Punto (kind of car) and the Fiat Punto (parked
> outside my window). Notes on this are at [5], comments appreciated.
> (An additional motivation here is that Talis has a history in
> libraries). It's surprisingly difficult :-)
> So anyhow, I was wondering whether anyone here knew of any existing
> ontologies that cover this kind of ground.
> Cheers,
> Danny.
> [1] http://talis.com/platform
> [2] http://java.sun.com/developer/releases/petstore/
> [3] http://amazon.com
> [4] http://www.thomann.de/gb/
> [5] http://lpag-wiki.talis.com/wiki/FRPR
>     (06)

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Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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