The experimentation continues on our Best Buy Local Stores platform. For the past year or so, I’ve been interested in going beyond the standard web experience and into the world of semantic web. I am out to create and find examples of how we annotate good store data beyond the confines of the typical web site, and what commerce sites will look like in a new semantic web. After some research, the GoodRelations Ontology seemed like an appropriate solution to provide better data around our stores and offerings.
The current solution involves publishing offering, payment methods, delivery methods, store details and store hour data in RDF/XML using GoodRelations for all 1000+ Best Buy stores in the US. Examples may be found on all Best Buy Local store pages. A couple of highlights:
A special thanks to Martin Hepp for his great work and assistance in this venture.