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2011/2012 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor Computer Science and Engineering
Ontology Engineering & Linked Data
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr. L. Hollink    L.Hollink@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
4/0/0/0 hoorcollege
Education Period
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Course Contents
Ontologies are used in computer science as means to share information between applications. On the Semantic Web, they play a central role for data integration and interoperability. This course is focused on theory, methods, and tools for constructing and/or extending ontologies. After taking the course, students will be able to build an ontology based on design patterns and engineering principles such as subclass hierarchies (incl. backbone identification, viewpoints, constraint specification), en part-of structures (types of part-of relations, representation of part-of relations). Also, the mapping and/or integration of different ontologies will be discussed. The course contains examples of how ontologies are used in practice. The assignments focus on real-life examples of ontologies currently in use in web applications.
Study Goals
By the end of this course students will be able to:

-develop an ontology from scratch as well as extend an existing ontology, based on design patterns and engineering principles.
-evaluate an existing ontology based on these same patterns and priciples.
-employ standard languages and tools that are used in the field of Ontology Engineering.
-recognise and discuss the role of ontologies in knowledge sharing applications and on the semantic web.
Education Method
Lectures and assignments
Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL
Dean Allemang and James Hendler
Publisher: Morgan-Kaufmann
Release date: May 2008
ISBN: 978-0-12-373556-0