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One core task in using the Web for E-Commerce applications is the search for suitable suppliers. Unfortunately, using traditional search engines like Google for discovering suitable offerings is unsatisfying. In this project, we are developing a comprehensive framework and reference implementation for electronic procurement on the basis of Semantic Web technology. This includes a set of ontologies, tools for the annotation of existing Web offerings, and infrastructure for the accelerating the maintenance of products and services vocabularies.

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