According to the team at MakoLab SA, the company has published a new ontology that supports precise descriptions of used cars. The Used Cars Ontology (UCO) was created in cooperation with Professor Martin Hepp (Hepp Research GmbH), creator of the GoodRelations ontology. The Used Cars Ontology “represents knowledge concerning used cars regardless of their manufacturer. The notions included in it cover properties which are significant in the used cars market and characterize the basic state of a given car, such as car modifications, damages, additions, information about the owner, as well as more detailed data, such as whether the owner of the car smoked cigarettes, what kinds of animals were transported in the car, etc.”

The release continues, “Publishing information about used cars… containing a description which refers to the Used Cars Ontology will allow for easier searching of cars for purchase, along with a more in-depth description of their state of exploitation. The UCO supplements the more general ontologies GoodRelations and Vehicle Sales Ontology created by Professor Martin Hepp. The GoodRelations ontology is now integrated with the famous dictionary schema.org created by Google, Yahoo and Bing, for the purpose of improvement of information searching on the Internet and better positioning of websites.”

Explore the ontology here.

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