Building a Web of Needs

author: Florian Kleedorfer, Research Studios Austria
published: Nov. 25, 2011,   recorded: October 2011,   views: 3207


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The Web as related to commerce suffers from a fundamental asymmetry. While there is a great number of commercial offers available, consumer needs are rarely represented explicitly. Thus, the most widely applied process of connecting the prospective consumer of a resource with its supplier is Web search. We challenge the Semantic Web community to develop an infrastructure that allows consumers to describe and publish their needs and have them interact with offers in a semi-automatic process, reducing the need for manual search and enabling a wide range of unprecedented applications.

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Comment1 Oluwayemi sunday, November 27, 2011 at 4:39 p.m.:

i like this sit and i love to know more of this

Comment2 Florian Kleedorfer, November 28, 2011 at 7:06 p.m.:

You may want to have a look at the paper:

My email address in the paper, feel free to contact me.


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