Marwane El Kharbili

Apr 15, 2009

The Good Relations Annotator

I was just notified today about the release of the GoodRelations annotator tool. Now, without philosophing too much about what it is and what it can be used for, I just attached the email by Martin (Univ-Prof Dr. Martin Hepp is professor at the Bundeswehr University in Munich). I really think such pragmatic projects are the way to bring semantic web into every dayy use, at least in the corporate sector. This tool is just one of the many semantic web initiatives undertaken by martin and the researchers in his group and his network.


We are proud to announce the release of the GoodRelations Annotator, a form-based tool that will help any business in the world to create a description of its offerings suitable for the Web of Data, and that in less than 5 minutes.

The tool is available at

It creates a straightforward yet complete description of the key aspects of a typical business using the GoodRelations vocabulary and current Semantic Web standards.

The resulting RDF/XML file can be either directly published on the company's Web site or used as a skeleton for developing a more fine-grained description with price information etc.

The work on the tool has been funded by the Oesterreichische Forschungsfoerderungsgesellschaft GmbH (FFG) and the Austrian Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (BMVIT) under the myOntology project in the FIT-IT "Semantic Systems" program (contract number 812515).

Martin Hepp:


GoodRelations Project:

Webcast (15 Minutes)


Marwane El Kharbili, this time on behalf of Martin Hepp

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