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CS4046: SEMANTIC WEB ENGINEERING (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

The World Wide Web (WWW) has become a major part of many people's lives. The Semantic Web is an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the meaning (semantics) of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content. The goal of the course is to introduce advanced techniques for Web 1.0 (XML and XML Schema), Web 2.0 (AJAX and mashups) and Web 3.0 (RDF, OWL, microformats and microdata). It also covers some data exploitation techniques.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jeff Pan

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The Semantic Web is an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the meaning (semantics) of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content. The goal of the course is to introduce advanced techniques for Web 1.0 (XML and XML Schema), Web 2.0 (AJAX, tagging and mashups) and Web 3.0 (RDF, OWL, microformats and microdata). It also covers some knowledge representation techniques, such as those related to ontologies. XML and XSLT, XML Schema, AJAX, Tagging, Microformat, RDF, SPARQL, OWL, Ontology Design Pattern, Ontology Construction Using XSLT, Jena: Constructing RDF Graphs, Jena: Populating OWL Ontologies, Mashup, Semantic Mashup.

Further Information & Notes

(i)Assistive technologies may be required for any student who is unable to use a standard keyboard/mouse/computer monitor. Any students wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator. (ii) Non-graduating students would require the following background/experience: basic concepts of knowledge representation and reasoning.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%). Continuous assessment consists of a group presentation and 5,000 word group report (25%) and an individual project to create a web application (25%). Resit: One 2-hour examination (100%). Only marks obtained at first attempt can be used for Honours Classification.

Formative Assessment

During lectures, the Personal Response System and/or other ways of student interaction will be used for formative assessment. Additionally, practical sessions will provide students with practice opportunities and formative assessment.

Feedback

Formative feedback for in-course assessments will be provided in written form. Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.

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