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 Lecture Theatre 183, Old College. Lectures start on Monday of Week 1 (13th January) of Semester 2.
|Week 2||20/01||3||Ontological Representation||Slides|
|Week 3||27/01||5||RDF Models||Slides|
|30/01||6||RDF Data Structures||Slides|
|06/02||8||Query: SPARQL + SQL||Slides|
|Week 5||10/02||9||Linked open data||Slides|
|13/02||10||Description Logics, OWL||Slides|
|17/02||Innovative Learning Week|
|20/02||Innovative Learning Week|
|Week 7||24/02||11||Ontology Matching||Slides|
|27/02||12||The programmable Web||Slides|
|Week 8||03/03||13||Web services (1)||Slides|
|06/03||14||Web Services (2)||Slides|
|13/03||16||Agent Coordination (1)||Slides|
|Week 10||17/03||Guest lecture|
|20/03||17||Agent coordination (2)||Slides|
There will be two pieces of coursework. The total worth of the coursework is 30%. The final draft of the coursework assignments can be found at the following link: [HTML].
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