martin hepp

I am Professor of Web Science and Digitalization at the Universit├Ąt 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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