AcademicTraining/Semantic Web Technologies

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  • Semantic Web Technologies


  • In this module, and introduction to Semantic Web technologies is given. They include a discussion on the semantic web layer cake, and description of the characteristics and purposes of the main languages and models such as RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc. Furthermore, a number of semantic web applications are shown.

Structure of Contents

  • Short history of evolution of the Web
  • Semantic Web vision and challenges
  • Semantic Web Layer cake, terminology
  • Introduction to RDF, OWL
  • Linked Data and Ontologies
  • State of the art of Semantic Web applications

Previous Knowledge and Requirements

  • Basic knowledge on Web protocols and standards such as URI and XML
  • Basic knowledge in logics and database

Educational Objectives
Communicating knowledge about the Semantic Web reality

  • Introducing terminology and the main models and languages
  • State of the art in semantic web technologies

Communicating the potential practical impact of Semantic Web

  • Existing applications
  • Main current challenges

Contents of examination

  • Assessment of understanding and knowledge about Semantic Web state of the art, main languages and models, and main challenges

Organization, Media

  • Lecture with slides and tool demos (semantic web applications including a number of IKS demos)


  • Christian Bizer, Tom Heath, and Tim Berners-Lee. Linked Data - The Story So Far. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, Vol. 5, Nr. 3 (2009) , p. 1-22.
  • Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila. The Semantic Web. Scientific American, Vol. 284, Nr. 5 (May 2001) , p. 34-43.


  • Number of Lectures: 2


Lecture 1 - Vision and Basic Technologie

Lecture 2 - Modeling Complex Knowledge Domains: