Course Title: 
Semantic Web Technologies
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Engineering

'Semantic Web Technologies' is a course offered in M. C. A. (Master of Computer Applications) program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Introduction to Semantic Web: Semantic Web Concepts- Need for the Semantic Web- Information Overload - Stovepipe Systems - Poor Content Aggregation - XML and the Semantic Web - Web Services and the Semantic Web -Current Applications of the Semantic Web - Business Case for the Semantic Web Decision Support Business Development - Information Sharing and Knowledge. Understanding the Resource Description Framework: What Is RDF - Capturing Knowledge with RDF - Other RDF Features - RDF Schema – Non-Contextual Modelling. Web Ontology Language: Motivation and Overview – The OWL Language- Defining the Ontology Spectrum - Thesaurus, Logical Theory - Ontology - Topic Maps Standards and Concepts – Occurrence – Association – Subject Descriptor – Scope.

Ontologies: Overview of Ontologies - Ontology Example – Definitions – Syntax – Structure – Semantics - and Pragmatics - Expressing Ontologies Logically - Ontology and Semantic Mapping Problem. Knowledge Representation: Languages - Formalisms, Logics - Description Logics - Ontology Design and Management using the Protege Editor - Ontology Reasoning with Pellet/FACT++, Ontology Querying with SPARQL.

  • Michael C. Daconta, Leo J. Obrst and Kevin T. Smith, “The Semantic Web: A Guide to the Future of XML, Web Services, and Knowledge Management”, Fourth Edition, Wiley Publishing, June 2003.
  • Jeffrey T. Pollock, “Semantic Web FOR DUMMIES”, Wiley Publishing, 2009.
  • John Davies, Rudi Studer and Paul Warren John, “Semantic Web Technologies: Trends and Research in Ontology-based Systems”, John Wiley and Sons, 2006.
  • John Davies, Dieter Fensel and Frank Van Harmelen, “Towards the Semantic Web: Ontology-Driven Knowledge Management”, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.