Case Study: Building a Master Data Ontology
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  Eric Kauz   Eric Kauz
Director Data Systems


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Level:  Intermediate

This session will focus on the GS1 Web Vocabulary including what it does, why we chose to build it, and how it is being used by manufacturers and retailers and learnings. The GS1 Web Vocabulary was built not just to extend GS1's existing product information standards, but also to extend them to the semantic web.

Topics include:

  • Intro to GS1 and our Master Data Standards
  • Overview of GS1 Vocabulary Standard and how it extends
  • How it can and is being used by a variety of companies
  • Challenges in creating a product master data ontology
  • Implementation learnings

Eric Kauz has over 20 years of experience in the IT field as a data architect. He has been lead data architect for the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), which is a global data network for sending item master data between companies and created a product web vocabulary (ontology) to extend that is the first recognized external extension to

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