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Ontologies and Ontology Engineering, vt 2011

Introduction

Ontologies can be seen as defining the basic terms and relations of a domain of interest, as well as the rules for combining these terms and relations. In recent years many ontologies have been developed. They are a key technology for the Semantic Web and semantically-enabled applications. The benefits of using ontologies include reuse, sharing and portability of knowledge across platforms, as well as improved documentation, maintenance, and reliability. Ontologies lead to a better understanding of a field and to more effective and efficient handling of information in that field.

This course introduces ontologies (in a wide sense), shows applications that use ontologies and discusses how to engineer ontologies.

Goals

  • To gain an understanding of ontologies and the issues related to ontology engineering
  • To be able to develop and manage simple ontologies using ontology engineering tools
  • To be able to use ontologies in a semantically-enabled application

Timetable

  • Tuesday, May 3, 13-17 : TAKE YOUR CALENDER TO BOOK OTHER TIMES
  • see some scheduled times under 'lectures'



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Last updated: 2011-04-27