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Re: [ontolog-forum] ANN: GoodRelations - The Web Ontology for E-Commerce

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From: "Peter Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:30:49 -0700
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Fantastic! ... Thank you, Martin. ... I will write you offline, to
work out the logistics.    (01)

Best regards.  =ppy
--    (02)

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Martin Hepp (UniBW)
<martin.hepp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Peter,
> thanks for the feedback and invitation; I am honored to accept! I wanted to
> compose a Webcast for GoodRelations anyway, so I could use this for the
> rehearsal ;-)
> Will contact you on Wednesday for the logistics (will be off-line tomorrow).
> Again, thanks for your encouragement!
> Best
> Martin    (03)

> Peter Yim wrote Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 9:50 AM PDT:
> Thank you, Martin.
> ... I second Duane in the congratulations and applaud your decision to
> release the ontology under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
> license.
> It would be great if you would accept our invitation to join us at an
> Ontolog Forum virtual panel session (in the not-too-distant future) to
> walk us through some of the key design choices and insights gained
> through the development of this wonderful "GoodRelations ontology"
> work.
> Duane Nickull and Kurt Conrad, who have been putting up panel sessions
> at Ontolog on "Ontology Implementations and Applications" would
> probably be in a great position to help us get this organized. (OK ...
>  Duane, Kurt?)
> If this is fine with you, Martin, allow us to get back to you off-line
> to hammer out the details.
> Congratulations, again!  =ppy
> --    (04)

> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Martin:
> Please let me be the first to congratulate you on your achievement of
> releasing what appears to be a solid mid level ontology.  Licensing it as CC
> is also good for the community.
> Best wishes and I hope to dive into this on the plane tomorrow.
> Duane    (05)

> On 11/08/08 2:00 AM, "Martin Hepp (UniBW)" <martin.hepp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> Dear all:
> We are proud to announce the official release of the GoodRelations
> ontology, a comprehensive effort for making e-commerce on the Semantic
> Web a reality.
> GoodRelations is a lightweight yet sophisticated vocabulary for
> describing the details of offers made on the Web. It empowers
> manufacturers and shop operators to express the exact meaning of their
> offers in a machine-readable way. This allows search engines to support
> more precise search, and partners in the value chain to automate their
> content integration tasks.
> 1. Project page
> http://purl.org/goodrelations/
> 2. Ontology
> http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1
> 3. Specification (via client-side rendering)
> http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1
> 3. User's Guide
> http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/goodrelations/primer/
> GoodRelations complements the eClassOWL ontology, which is the first
> non-toy ontology for products and services. Since the initial release of
> eClassOWL at ESWC 2005, that ontology has gained remarkable attention.
> The latest version 5.1.4 provides more than 30,000 product classes and
> more than 5,000 attributes for describing product features.
> The relationship between these two ontologies is straightforward:
> - eClassOWL provides classes, attributes, and values for describing what
> a product or service is.
> - GoodRelations provides everything needed for describing the
> relationship between a business entity and a product or service, i.e.,
> the actual offer and its details. That's also the origin of the name 
> it's an ontology for the relations between goods and business entities.
> While eClassOWL is the largest ontology for products and services, one
> can use any other products or services ontology in combination with
> GoodRelations. Only a few guidelines must be met.
> For example, the Austrian ebSemantics initiative is close to release
> several products and services ontologies for particular domains (events,
> tickets, accommodation, etc.) that will be GoodRelations-compliant.
> The main features of GoodRelations are as follows:
> - Based on currently available Semantic Web standards, tools, and
> infrastructure ("ready to run as of today")
> - Minimal requirements on reasoner support  any RDF-S-style reasoner,
> OWL DLP, DL, or ter-Horst reasoner will work
> - Support for all common business functions, like sell, lease, dispose,
> repair, etc.
> - Suits both for explicit instances, product models, and anonymous instances
> - Supports different prices for different types of customers or quantities
> - Supports product bundles in combination with all kinds of units of
> measurements ("2 kg butter plus 2 cell phones for  99" would be no problem)
> - Supports price specifications both as single values or ranges
> - Supports intervals and units of measurements for product features
> - Compatible with eClassOWL and other ontologies
> - Supports ISO 4217 currencies
> - Supports defining eligible regions
> - Supports common delivery and shipping methods
> - Supports accepted payment methods
> - Offerings can be constrained to certain eligible business entities
> (e.g. resellers only)
> - Supports warranty promises, i.e., the duration and scope
> - Supports charges for certain payment or delivery options; the latter
> also individually per region
> - Compatible with international standards: ISO 3166, ISO 4217,
> UN/CEFACT, eCl@ss, etc.
> GoodRelations is the result of about five years of work in progress,
> carried out at multiple institutions. The ontology is released under a
> Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
> Any feedback is very much appreciated! Also, if you need support in
> adopting GoodRelations to your applications or data, please contact us.
> We are already working with several organizations on making
> GoodRelations part of their technology.
> Best wishes
> Martin Hepp
> -------------------------------------------------------
> e-business and web science research group
> bundeswehr university munich
> e-mail mhepp@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> skype  mfhepp
> web    http://www.heppnetz.de
>    (06)

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