eCatalogue meeting 10/03/2022

Date: 10/03/2022
Participants: Cecile Guasch, Veit Jahns, Giorgia Lodi, Natalie Muric
Model editor: Eugeniu Costetchi
Note editor: Andreea Pasăre

Discuss GH 317

Looking at the cac:Item from UBL:


Looking at the Good Relation ontology schema:

Option 1:
Creating an epo-cat:ItemInstance class where we will move the following attributes:


Option 2:
Renaming epo:ItemInstance to epo-ecat:Batch


Decision: Keep option 2.

epo:hasBestBeforeDate and epo:hasExpiryDate have different meaning (look at

Continuing discussing attributes for epo-ecat:Item class and their definitions.

  • Added definition for the new class epo-ecat:Batch: “A production lot in which the instances were produced.
    WG Approval 10/03/2022”

  • Added definitions for the following attributes:

  • epo:hasBestBeforeDate: “The day until which the quality of the item will remain optimal.
    WG approval 10/03/2022”

  • epo:hasExpiryDate: “The last day until which the item can be used.
    WG approval 10/03/2021“

  • A new class epo-ecat:Brand was created to replace the epo:hasBrandName attribute with the following definition: “Name given by an organisation to its product or service, or range of products or services.
    Additional Information:
    Brand name allows economic operators to distinctively describe an item in their eCatalogue. This may be different from the “item name”.
    WG Approval 10/03/2022”

  • A new class epo-ecat:ItemModel was created to replace the epo:hasModelName attribute with the following definition: “A specific design or version of a product or service.
    Additional information:
    This class is meant as a reusable reference to the model name rather than as a set of specifications of an item of this particular model.
    WG Approval 10/03/2022”

  • Added a new enumeration at-voc-new:unspc with a dependency link epo:hasItemClassification coming from source class epo-ecat:Item.

  • Added new definition for dependency link epo:hasItemClassification: “A classification of this item according to a specific system for classifying products or services.
    Additional Information:
    Examples of classification schemes are: CPV, UNSPC, eCl@ss, GPC, …
    WG approval 10/03/2022”