Semantic Web Systems is a Level 11 course given in Semester 2, and it is open to 4th and 5th year undergraduates and MSc students.
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 that can be
processed intelligently by machines.
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. This is an exciting and evolving subject, worth studying in more detail.
Lectures are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:10 pm – 1.00 pm in the Teviot Lecture Theatre - Doorway 5 of the Medical School. Lectures start on Monday of Week 1 of Semester 2.
The schedule of weekly topics is currently being updated for the 2015/2016 session
|Week 1||11/01||1||Introduction||Slides||SWWO Ch 1, The Semantic Web|
|14/01||2||Ontologies||Slides||SWWO Ch 2, Folksonomy links, W3C Ontologies page|
|Week 2||18/01||3||Ontological Representation||Slides||Sections 1.1-1.4 in Ontological Engineering|
|Week 3||25/01||5||RDF Models||Slides||SWWO Ch 3, RDF Primer|
|28/01||6||RDF Data Structures||Slides||SWWO Ch 3, Turtle Primer, Information and Non-information Resources|
|Week 4||01/02||7||RDFS||Slides||SWWO Ch 6, 7|
|04/02||8||Querying||Slides||SWWO Ch 5|
|Week 5||08/02||9||Linked Open Data||Slides||Linked Data: Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space Ch 2|
|11/02||10||Practical lab Different location:
Teaching lab 1.B30 (Drill Hall)
|ILW||15/02||Innovative Learning Week|
|18/02||Innovative Learning Week|
|Week 6||22/02||11||Description Logics & OWL||Slides||From SHIQ and RDF to OWL: The Making of a Web Ontology Language|
|25/02||12||Ontology Engineering||Slides||SWWO Ch 14|
|Week 7||29/02||13||Ontology Matching||Slides||Ontology matching: state of the art and future challenges|
|03/03||14||The programmable Web||Slides|
|Week 8||07/03||15||Web Services (1)||Slides||Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web Ch 8|
|10/03||16||Web Services (2)||Slides||OWL-S: Semantic Markup for Web Services, Bringing Semantics to Web Services with OWL-S|
|Week 9||14/03||17||Automated Question-Answering Using Semantic Web Technologies||Slides||Guest Lecture by Kobby Nuamah|
|17/03||18||The Age of Social Machines||Slides||Guest Lecture by Petros Papapanagiotou|
|Week 10||21/03||19||No Lecture|
There are two pieces of coursework. The total worth of the coursework is 30%.
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