|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||periode 3 (week 6 t/m 16, dwz 5-2-2007 t/m 20-4-2007; herkansing week 22)|
|Participants:||up till now 12 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Dit is een oud rooster!
|Contents:||The World Wide Web has the potential to become the primary source for storing and accessing data. However, its content is marked up in such a way that it is accessible only to humans. If we want to enable intelligent services such as information brokers, search agents or information filters to access and process information stored on the WWW, we will soon discover the current technologies will limit us, because the information is hardly structured. Current Web search engines have serious difficulties in processing search queries. Even though they return impressive results, their level of precision and recall clearly shows their limitations. An interesting alternative is the creation of a Semantic Web in which meaning is made explicit, allowing machines to process and integrate Web resources intelligently. This technology might allow for quick and accurate web search and facilitate communication among heterogeneous web-accesible devices. There is a lot of research currently going on about the Semantic Web, but we have now arrived at a point where we want to see how those new standards and tools, hold out in a practical situation. In this seminar, we will investigate which tools and technologies are currently available, and how they will perform in practice.|
|Literature:||Collection of articles.
Suggested books are (please contact the coordinator before buying):
(1) G. Antoniou and F. van Harmelen (2004) A semantic Web Primer The MIT Press.
(2) T. Passin (2004) Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web Manning Publications.
|Course form:||Registration for the course is by WAITING LIST. Contact Student administration for details
Seminar (see website for details). A seminar is an intensive course format, which requires active participation from the students. During the students take the lead on proposing, preparing and presenting topics. Attendance of all meetings is required and will be part of the grade.
The course is given in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts.
|Exam form:||Project = 50%; Weekly summaries + discussion points= 30%; Class participation = 20%|
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.|
|Description:||The aim of the course is to examine this area of research by reading and discussing papers. Each student will lead one of the class meetings, presenting and leading the discussion around one of the topics. The project work is meant to experiment techniques developed within the Semantic Web to deal with the integration of heterogeneous information. Two application domains will be considered: (1) linguistic data encoded in various language resources such as corpora and databases; (2) integration of product or service's into one online framework (e.g. shop catalogs, UU course information,etc.).|