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How to Query Walmart and BestBuy Data with SPARQL

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Bob DuCharme recently wrote, “The combination of microdata and schema.org seems to have hit a sweet spot that has helped both to get a lot of traction.”

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How BestBuy is SPARQLing This Holiday Season

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Jay Myers of BestBuy recently wrote, “Shortly before Black Friday, one of my colleagues approached me with a curious question.”

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Announcing: Best Buy Product Catalog via Semantic Endpoints

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new resource has been announced on Best Buy’s BBYOpen blog: Metis Alpha. Like Best Buy’s earlier forays into Semantic Web use, this one started with a business problem. As the announcement states: “These days, consumers have a rich variety of products available at their fingertips. A massive product landscape has evolved, but sadly products […]

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Semantic Commerce: Structuring Your Retail Website for the Next Generation Web

By   /  April 27, 2012  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Are you wondering why your product pages don’t stand out in search results like those from Amazon (shown below) or other competing e-commerce websites? These expanded results are commonly known as Rich Snippets (as named by Google) and are the result of having your HTML structured correctly with semantic markup. Whether you’re savvy to HTML5 […]

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Linked Data on the Web Workshop at WWW 2012

By   /  April 19, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Slide Presentations  /  No Comments

This year was the 5th version of the Linked Data on the Web Workshop co-located at the World Wide Web Conference going on in Lyon, France. At this workshop, seven issues caught my attention: 1) Media: Yunja Li presented on Synote: Weaving Media Fragments and Linked Data. This is interesting for those who not only […]

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The Semantic Web Has Gone Mainstream! Wanna Bet?

By   /  March 13, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

In 2005, I started learning about the so-called Semantic Web. It wasn’t till 2008, the same year I started my PhD, that I finally understood what the Semantic Web was really about. At the time, I made a $1000 bet with 3 college buddies that the Semantic Web would be mainstream by the time I […]

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Schema.org, Microdata, RDFa, and Black Friday at BestBuy

By   /  November 14, 2011  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Jay Myers, Lead Web Development Engineer at BestBuy, has moved the proverbial ball forward yet again by creating an implementation of the schema.org vocabulary in BestBuy’s Black Friday web pages. First, a bit of history… Myers began incorporating structured data into BestBuy web pages in 2009. Starting initially with basic store information (hours of operation, […]

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Highly Anticipated Case Studies at SemTech 2011

By   /  April 19, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The upcoming Semantic Technology Conference this June in San Francisco will feature a number of case studies

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The Semantic Web is Taking Hold in Business

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The semantic web is extending its reach into more and more businesses with tremendous effect. Ebags.com, for example saw a 33% rise in holiday sales in 2010 over its 2009 holiday sales. The company’s co-founder credits much of that increase to their new semantic retail platform powered by Endeca Technologies.

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Google Recommends Using RDFa and the GoodRelations Vocabulary

By   /  November 2, 2010  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Martin Hepp, of Hepp Research, GmbH, announced today that Google now recommends using the GoodRelations vocabulary for product and price information in Web pages.  This is significant news for broader adoption of the Semantic Web and Linked Data. Why is this significant? 

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