Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, International Workshop on (2002)
Newport Beach, California
June 26, 2002 to June 28, 2002
Joerg Leukel , University of Essen
Volker Schmitz , University of Essen
Frank-Dieter Dorloff , University of Essen
Product classification systems play a major role in searching and comparing offeredproducts on electronic markets. Especially in case of large multi-vendor product catalogs classified data becomes an important asset and success factor. The most known systems are UN PSC and eCl@ss, however they are still developing, and new systems are emerging as well. Classification systems differ not only in content but also in structure from each other. The management and exchange of the systems between market partners must be able to get along with these differences.A common structure model describing classification systems is missing so far. This paper discusses the design of classification systems and argues to develop standardized messages using XML chema for the transmission of classification systems.
J. Leukel, V. Schmitz and F. Dorloff, "Modeling and Exchange of Product Classification Systems using XML," Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, International Workshop on(WECWIS), Newport Beach, California, 2002, pp. 242.