CS 6795 Semantic Web Techniques



Choose one to three other persons in the class as partners and propose a project topic.  Please select your partner(s) and your first, second and third choice of possible projects from the list below.  We will allocate according to all preferences and will allow justified modifications to the assigned topics. 

The project will consist of a written report and a class presentation in which all partners will participate equally.  Each project asks you to consider a tool (or a system of tools) to solve a problem, and to apply it to a specific problem or task.  It may ask you to extend the range of the tool.

Please answer the following questions in your write up: What problem area does the tool address?  Exactly what does the tool do? What are the characteristics of an ideal solution to problems in this area?  Does the tool offer an effective solution to such problems?  Why? Why not?  Did the tool help you solve your chosen problem/task? What other tools might have been applied? What other work and ideas in the area are relevant? What extensions to the tool might be worth considering?  In addition, follow any specific documentation hints in the description for your selected project.

The written report shall be 5 pages per participant. It will be assessed according to these criteria:  quality of the work, effectiveness of the use of the tool, clarity of the ideas presented, quality of the writing (grammar, spelling, organization, formatting, references), ability to look beyond the tool and to discuss the problem and tool extensions.

What you present in class will be based on slides and a demo.  Each project will have 5 minutes of presentation per participant followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience and discussion for the entire project.  Please prepare a one-page ‘virtual handout’ that at the same time is a website entry page. It contains just the main points of your project – a page we can view later to remind ourselves of the ideas presented; perhaps present them over a tea/coffee to our colleagues; and something that incites people to click on the specific pages of your documentation website.  This virtual handout/entry page, like a poster, will be more effective if it uses an eye-catcher and clearly presents just the main ideas, and not every detail and nuance (these should be linked).

Please upload all results of your work on some of your UNB website(s): virtual handout/entry page, demo sources and examples, presentation slides, as well as written report.

Weighting: Written 60%, Presentation 30%, Handout 10%.  Team members will receive the same mark for the written report and virtual handout, but not necessarily for the presentation.

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