Multi-agent Semantic Web Systems is a Level 10 and Level 11 course given in Semester 2.
The Semantic Web has been held up as an extension of the current Web by Tim Berners-Lee. According to this vision, the Web becomes a universal medium for data, information, and knowledge. For this to happen, Web content needs to be expressed in a form where it can be processed intelligently by software agents.
Some aspects of the Semantic Web have already been developed as specifications and implementations. Other parts are still highly speculative or too challenging to solve yet, but are the subject of considerable research and experimentation. As well as addressing techniques for representing information on the Web, we need to consider techniques for allowing agents to cooperate in using this information, and here we draw on techniques and results from agent-based systems.
Lectures are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:10 pm – 1.00 pm, in 7 George Square, Psychology, Room F21. Lectures start on Monday of Week 1 (14th January) of Semester 2.
|Week 1||14/01||1||Introduction||Slides||The Semantic Web|
|17/01||2||Ontologies||Slides||SWWO Chs 1–2, Folksonomy links|
|Week 2||21/01||3||Ontological Representation||Slides|
|Week 3||28/01||5||RDF Models||Slides||SWWO, Ch3, RDF Primer|
|31/01||6||RDF Data Structures||Slides||SWWO, Ch3, Turtle Primer, Information and Non-information Resources|
|Week 4||04/02||7||RDFS||Slides||SWWO, Ch4|
|07/02||8||Guest lecture: Constructing RDF datasets||Slides|
|Week 5||11/02||9||Query: SPARQL + SQL||Slides|
|14/02||10||Linked Open Data||Slides|
|18/02||Innovative Learning Week|
|21/02||Innovative Learning Week|
|Week 6||25/02||11||DL and OWL: a brief overview||Slides||From SHIQ and RDF to OWL|
|28/02||12||Ontology Matching||Slides||Ontology matching: state of the art and future challenges|
|Week 7||04/03||13||The Programmable Web||Slides|
|07/03||14||Web Services||Slides||Passin, Chapter 8|
|Week 8||11/03||15||Web Services 2||Slides||w3c OWL-S page, DAML OWL-S page, Bringing Semantics to Web Services, Unifying reasoning and search to web scale|
|14/03||16||Agent Communciation||Slides||Representing Agent Interaction Protocols in UML, Wooldridge Ch 8.|
|Week 9||18/03||17||Agent Reasoning||Slides|
|21/03||18||Multi-agent Systems, and The Semantic Web as an MAS||Slides||Walton, Ch6; Wooldridge, Ch1,2,8; Passin, Ch9|
There will be two pieces of coursework for the level 10 course, and three pieces of coursework for the level 11 course. In both cases, the total worth of the coursework is 30%. There is a near-final draft of the coursework assignments for you to look at: [PDF], [HTML]. This will be discussed in class on Monday 21st Jan.
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