188.387 Semi-Automatic Information and Knowledge Systems (Summer Semester)

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

The goal of this course is the theoretical and practical application of Semantic Web technologies for solving problems in computer science and other related disciplines. The course will strengthen the understanding of the application of advanced Semantic Web approaches, and furthermore allow a better evaluation of the practical applicability of such technologies in both safety-critical environments (e.g., air traffic management or production automation) as well as in the software engineering application domain (e.g., requirements management). This course is a recommended next course after the introductory course 188.399 Introduction to Semantic Web, which covers the basic Semantic Web technologies. This course focuses on advanced topics including Ontology Modeling with OWL2, the use of Ontology Design Patterns, the evaluation of semantic knowledge structures such as Ontologien/Knowledge Graphs, various types of Semantic Web applications (e.g., ontology-based data access, semantic search), and techniques for data integration such as ontology mapping and alignment.

Subject of course

Advanced Semantic Web Methods and Tools

  • Ontology Engineering with OWL2
  • Ontology Design Patterns
  • Ontology-based Data Integration
  • Reasoning
  • Ontology Mapping

Advanced Applications of Semantic Web Technologies:

  • Ontology Alignment I and II
  • Semantic Integration of heterogeneous data sources
  • Crowdsourcing enabled Ontology Engineering
  • Semantic and Exploratory Search