Exploiting Freebase to Obtain GoodRelations-Based Product Ontologies

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 188)


Application of semantic web technologies in e-commerce depends on the availability of product ontologies. However, such ontologies are not yet available for many industries and developing them from scratch is costly. We present a method of reusing parts of the Freebase schema by transforming it into a GoodRelations-based product ontology, using our Pattern-based Ontology Transformation Framework. We demonstrate our method on a part of the Freebase Medicine schema, which we transformed into a product ontology covering prescription drugs.


ontology development ontology transformation non- ontological resources GoodRelations product ontology Freebase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of EconomicsPragueCzech Republic

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