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New Schema.org Extension Proposal for the Automotive Industry

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  2 Comments

There is no doubt about it: Schema.org is a big success. It has motivated hundreds of thousands of Web site owners to add structured data markup to their HTML templates and brought the idea of exchanging structured data over the WWW from the labs and prototypes to real business. Unfortunately, the support for information about […]

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The Future of E-Commerce Data Interpretation: Semantic Markup, or Computer Vision?

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

How will webpage data be interpreted in the next few years?  The Semantic Web community has high hopes for ever evolving semantic standards to help systems identify and extract rich data found on the web, ultimately making it more useful.  With the announcement of Schema.org support for GoodRelations  in November, it seems clear semantic progress […]

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Introducing the Used Cars Ontology

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

According to the team at MakoLab SA, the company has published a new ontology that supports precise descriptions of used cars.

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GoodRelations Fully Integrated with Schema.org

By   /  November 9, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Schema.org has announced that GoodRelations is now fully integrated into the markup vocabulary backed by Google, Yahoo!, Bing/Microsoft, and Yandex (read our past schema.org coverage). GoodRelations is the e-commerce vocabulary that has been developed and maintained by Martin Hepp since 2002 (previous coverage). In the official announcement, R.V. Guha (Google) says, “Effective immediately, the GoodRelations vocabulary […]

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Schema.org adds "Additional Type" Property

By   /  July 18, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Dan Brickley announced today that schema.org has added the property “additionalType” to the basic building block, schema.org/Thing. As Brickley says, “The additionalType property makes it possible for Microdata-based publishers to list several relevant types, even when the types are from diverse, independent schemas. This is important for schema.org as it allows our markup to be […]

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OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

What’s on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promised search engine optimization (SEO) benefits when hungry consumers want […]

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#SemTechBiz Berlin – Day 2

By   /  February 7, 2012  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

After a great day yesterday I was eager to to discover what today’s program had to offer.  Unfortunately I had to set off for the airport, where I am now writing this, before the end.  However I caught most of the day and here are my few thoughts and recollections. Today’s Keynote was in the […]

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SemTechBiz Berlin to Explore Semantics in the Auto Industry

By   /  January 24, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

One session that is sure to garner big crowds at #SemTechBiz Berlin is the keynote panel, Semantics in the Automotive Industry.

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.data Proposal by Stephen Wolfram Gets Responses From Semantic Community

By   /  January 11, 2012  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

It cannot be denied that Stephen Wolfram knows data. As the person behind Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, he has been working with data — and the computation of that data — for a long time. As he said in his blog yesterday, “In building Wolfram|Alpha, we’ve absorbed an immense amount of data, across a huge number […]

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Semantic SEO Comes to Prestashop e-commerce Sites

By   /  December 14, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Users of Prestashop, the popular open source e-commerce package that powers over 100,ooo shops, now have easy access to semantic markup through the release of a free extension module from Makolab S.A. The extension adds markup from the GoodRelations vocabulary using RDFa syntax to the product item page templates.

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