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Course introduction, TDT44 Semantic Web

TDT44 Semantic Web a specialisation module in TDT4730 Information Systems 


The students get an orientation of the theoretical, methodological and technological background and of the ongoing standardisation work that support semantic Web.


Ontology, information service and model


The specialisation topic includes background, construction and realisation of the semantic Web. It gives insight to relevant problems within Web information resources and services, especially semantic Web enabling technology, building of machine readable specifications of information and service content, construction of generic knowledge bases (repositories) and their semantic enrichment, semantic interoperability and model management.

Study materials:

Selected book chapters
(journal articles and research reports)


Self study, with four checkpoints for the participants to discussion the book chapters with each other, scheduled as following:
There is one obligatory Assignment that will make up the grade together with a small Oral presentation. Chapter discussions by students are mandatory.

Teachers (2011-2015)

Associate Professor Rune Sætre (teacher), satre at, rom ITV-104
(Examiner: Professor Jon Atle Gulla, jag at, rom ITV-114)

Readings in TDT44 Semantic Web (2015)


Readings in TDT44 Semantic Web (2014)

Wood, Zaidman, Ruth and Hausenblas:

Linked Data - Structured data on the web 
Paperback: 336 pages, Available at Amazon.
Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (January 24, 2014)

1-2 articles on the relation between Linked Data and traditional Semantic Web

The following presentations sum up important topics of the 2013 edition of the course (old text book):
Semantic Web IntroductionOntology IntroductionOWL IntroductionProtege OWL ModelingOntology ReasoningOntology Learning
Chapter 9 in Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies.

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