CS 6795 Semantic Web Techniques

Notes and Lecture Schedule 2011


Earlier notes in their entirety (all needed parts are now linked individually below)


2:30 PM

4:00 PM


Week 1

Sep 12
Semantic Web: Past, Present, Future (ppt)

Distributed Semantic Web Knowledge Representation and Inferencing (ppt),
Mindmap (ppt)


Week 2

Sep 19
Data Integration, W3C Tutorial, slides 12-44

XML (ppt)

 Lab 1

Week 3

Sep 26
Namespaces (ppt),
RDF, W3C Tutorial,
slides 45-95

SPARQL, W3C Tutorial,
slides 135-164;
Description Logic Classifier (ppt),
DL Quantifiers  (ppt), slide 2,
DL and OWL Ontologies (ppt)
OWL 2 Primer (Complex Classes,
Property Restrictions)

Assign 0 due 

Lab 2,
Lab 3

Week 4

Oct 3
Prolog Topics:
Simple Facts – Rules, Search, Recursion, Lists
(Bruce Spencer)

HornML (ppt), RuleML 1.0 (ppt)

Project Ideas and Teams

Assign 1 due


Oct 10

Thanksgiving Day. University Holiday - No classes


Week 5

Oct 17
Datalog Semantics (ppt),
slides 11-21

XSLT – eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (ppt)

Assign 2 due

Lab 4

Week 6

Oct 24


Detailed Planning of Projects


Week 7

Oct 31
Mapping and Integration Rules

Social Semantic Rule Sharing and Querying in Wellness Communities (ppt)


Assign 3 due

Lab 5

Week 8

Nov 7

Discussion of Project Proposals

jDREW (ppt)
(Bruce Spencer)

Project Proposals due
(by email in the morning)


Nov 9 Special: Project Day
exceptionally, 2PM-3PM optional,
3PM-4:30PM mandatory



Week 9

Nov 14
RuleML/Grailog: The Rule Metalogic Visualized with Generalized Graphs (ppt)

RIF (ppt),
slides 1-19, 32-39

Test each Team’s demo
laptop with projector

Week 10

Nov 21
Project Presentations:
Team 1.
Team 2.
Team 4.

Team 5.
Team 7.
Team 8.

Project Demo, Slides, and Website due (send URL of Entry Page)

Week 11

Nov 28
Recap, Discussions

Q & A, Practice Exam


Week 12

Dec 5
(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)



Week 13

Dec 12
“How to learn more about Semantic Web languages?”,
exemplified with
OWL 2, W3C Tutorial,
slides 222-285

Project Report Writing Boot Camp


Week 14

Dec 19


Project Report due by 2:30 PM
(printed on both sides)


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