42500 - Semantic Web

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

To gain understanding of technologies and models to web information representation and reasoning, in particular, relating to ontology and semantic skills.

Course contents

ntroduction xml and semantic approaches based on metadata and ontologies RDF taxonomy, ontology spectrum ontology understanding OWL technical tools to realize SW applications Web 2.0 applications search engine and semantic search engined.

  • Introduction
  • Ontology spectrum
  • OWL
  • Tools to realize SW applications
  • Linked Data
  • tools to access and structure semantic linked data
  • RDFa, Microformati, GRDDL, SPARQL


The following book is recommended reading material:

Grigori Antoniou, Frank van Harmelen: A Semantic Web Primer, MIT Press, USA, 2004. ISBN: 0-262-01210-3

All slides used in lectures.

Teaching methods

Traditional lecture

Assessment methods

The coursework consists of programming assignments of varying difficulty. Marks will be awarded for working programs which meet the specifications, simple and clear programming style, and internal documentation.

Teaching tools

This course will provide online slides used in lectures and during practical class.

Office hours

See the website of Antonella Carbonaro