|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||periode 3 (week 6 t/m 16, dwz 2-2-2009 t/m 17-4-2009; herkansing week 22)|
|Participants:||up till now 23 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Note: from now on the schedule is to be found in Osiris|
|Teachers:||Dit is een oud rooster!
|Contents:||The World Wide Web is becoming the primary source for storing and accessing data. However, its content is marked up in such a way that it is accessible almost exclusively 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. 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. There is a lot of research currently going on about the Semantic Web and 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 course, we will investigate which tools and technologies are currently available, and how they will perform in practice. More specifically, we will discuss ontologies, a key element in the Semantic Web vision as well, as standards such as RDF and OWL. We will also focus on a new development which is often referred to as the Social Web by considering social media applications such as Flikr, Delicious or Youtube and social networks such as mySpace, Facebook and Linkedin. The role that tagging and light ontologies plays in these systems will be addressed. We will also analyze the way knowledge evolves from private knowledge to public knowledge and how socialization has an impact in the creation of a knowledge infrastructure which can be used and manipulated.|
|Literature:||Collection of online articles.
Suggested books are (please contact the coordinator before buying):
|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.
Final grade is calculated from the following components
A minimum average of 5.5 is required for a passing grade.
|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. Student groups will lead one of the class meetings, presenting and leading the discussion around one of the topics. The practical assignment work is meant to experiment techniques developed within the Semantic Web to deal with the integration of heterogeneous information. Projects will give the students a deeper insight on the current issues on SW research.|