Subject description - B4M36OSW

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B4M36OSW Ontologies and Semantic Web
Roles:PO Extent of teaching:2P+2C
Department:13136 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Křemen P. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Křemen P., Med M. Credits:6
Tutors:Křemen P., Med M. Semester:Z

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The course "Ontologies and Semantic Web" will guide students through current trends and technologies in the semantic web field. Students will learn designing complex ontologies, thesauri, formalizing them in a suitable formal language, querying them and creating semantic web applications on their top. The second part of the course will be devoted to the efficient management of ontological data and other selected topics.

Course outlines:

1. Evolution of the semantic web, semantic web stack
2. Semantic web languages - syntax and semantics of RDF, RDFS
3. Semantic web languages - syntax and semantics of OWL (2), SWRL
4. Semantic web languages - syntax and semantics of SPARQL
5. Ontological engineering, design and modeling of ontologies
6. Ontology design patterns
7. Ontology alignment and ontology matching
8. Thesauri, vocabularies, SKOS
9. Linked Data
10. Persistence of ontologies, triple stores, accessing ontologies
11. Semantic annotation of web content - microformats, RDF-A 12. Data integration on the semantic web, rule-based systems, selected applications
13. Semantic GIS, GeoSPARQL
14. Selected Topics

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction, organization, project assignment
2. Examples on RDF, RDFS, inferencing
3. Examples on OWL, SWRL, inferencing
4. Analysis and design of SPARQL queries
5. Ontology design - example in known domain and comparison to relational databases
6. Ontology design - application of design patterns
7. Examples on ontology matching, consultation on semestral project
8. Design of SKOS thesaurus
9. Linked Data tools
10. Sesame/Virtuoso
11. Design of semantically annotated web page, consultation on semestral project
12. Data integration on the semantic web, consultation on semestral project,
13. GeoSPARQL, consultation on semestral project
14. Submission of the assignment


[1] Staab, S., Studer, R.: Handbook on ontologies. Springer, 2004
[2] Tom Heath and Christian Bizer (2011) Linked Data:Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space. Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology,1-136. Morgan & Claypool.
[3] Gómez-Pérez, A. Fernández-López, M. Corcho, O. Ontological Engineering. Springer Verlag 2003.
[4] Hitzler, P. Krötzsch, M. Rudolph S. Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies. Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2009, 455 pages, hardcover, ISBN: 9781420090505.


There are no formal requirements for enrollment. However, during lectures and seminars the knowledge of the following topics is anticipated - basics of relational databases, predicate logic calculus and web technologies.


ontologies, semantic web

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MPOI9_2018 Data Science PO 3

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