Ontologies and Semantic Web

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
AE0M33OSW KZ 4 2P+2C English
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Department of Cybernetics

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. All course materials are in English. In case all attendees are Czech speaking Czech can be spoken.


The course is recommended for the third term of the master studies.

The course has no specific prerequisities.

There are no formal requirements for enrollment. However, during

lectures and seminars the knowledge of the following topics is

anticipated - basics of relational databases (lectures 2,3,4,5 of the

course A4B33DS available online at

http://cw.felk.cvut.cz/doku.php/courses/a4b33ds), description logic

calculus (e.g. the course AE4M33RZN, or the chapter 2 of the

Description Logics Handbook, 2003, available online at

http://www.inf.unibz.it/~franconi/dl/course/dlhb/dlhb-02.pdf) and web

technologies (e.g. the course A7B39WA1, or basic knowledge of HTTP and

HTML covered by

http://refcardz.dzone.com/refcardz/http-hypertext-transfer-0 and

http://refcardz.dzone.com/refcardz/core-html). The course language is


Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to Open Data, Linked Data, Ontologies

2. Basics of Semantic Web - RDF(S), common vocabularies

3. Glossaries and thesauri - SKOS

4. Querying RDF - SPARQL

5. From Description Logics to OWL

6. Description logic reasoning

7. Expressive Description Logics and OWL

8. Validating RDF Data - SHACL, ShEx

9. Semantic GIS, GeoSPARQL

10. Top-Level Ontologies, UFO, OntoUml

11. Ontologies in Action (Biomedicine)

12. SNOMED-CT, a large terminology for healthcare

13. Semantic Data Persistence - triple/quad stores, application access to ontologies

14. Selected Topics

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction, organization, project assignment, Protege 3.4

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

Study Objective:

To learn students techniques for creating ontologies and publishing semantically-enabled data on the web.

Study materials:

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.

Further information:
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