martin hepp

I am Professor of Web Science and Digitalization at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich.

For consultancy and professional services related to GoodRelations,, and semantic technology, please see my consultancy business Hepp Research GmbH.

Selected Publications

Hepp, Martin: Internet Communication Beyond the Barrier of Death: Messaging with the Lost Ones, IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 70-73, November-December 2014 (invited).

Hepp, Martin: Possible Ontologies: How Reality Constrains the Development of Relevant Ontologies, in: IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 90-96, Jan-Feb 2007 (invited).

Hepp, Martin; De Leenheer, Pieter; de Moor, Aldo; Sure, York (eds.): Ontology Management. Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services, and Business Applications, Springer 2007.

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Research Interests

My major research interests are data structures in large, distributed environments, in particular the design and maintenance of conceptual structures at the scale of the World Wide Web; open hardware, and in general technical, economic, and social aspects of the Web.

For a definition of Web Science, see e.g. here.

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Selected Projects

The GoodRelations Vocabulary for E-Commerce: Since 11/2012, GoodRelations is the official e-commerce core of

The Product Types Ontology: High-precision identifiers for product types based on Wikipedia lemmata

OPDM: Ontology-based product data management

Intelligent Match: Intelligent business matchmaking for specific goods with Linked Open Data

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