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Knowledge Engineering & Semantic Web (Sommersemester)

Knowledge Engineering & Semantic Web

This course provides an introduction to fundamental knowledge engineering principles as well as practical knowledge and insights into the use and application of state-of-the-art semantic technologies. Semantic (Web) technologies, based on established W3C standards such as RDF/OWL, Linked Data technologies and entity-centric markup (through RDFa and Microformats) enable the application of formal knowledge engineering principles on the Web and have emerged as defacto standards for sharing data or for annotating unstructured Web documents. The wider goal and purpose is to improve understanding and interpretation of Web documents and data, for instance, to facilitate Web search or data reuse. This course introduces key concepts of knowledge engineering and representation, their application specifically in the context of the (Semantic) Web and their contributions to tasks such as knowledge extraction or knowledge discovery.


  • English


Recommended Literature

  • "A Semantic Web Primer" by Grigoris Antoniou and Frank van Harmelen (MIT Press, 2004)
  • "Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies", P. Hitzler, M. Krötzsch, S. Rudolph:, CRC Press, 2009.
  • "Linked Data - Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space", T. Heath, Ch. Bizer, Morgan & Claypool, 2011.
  • "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig (2nd edition, Prentice-Hall, 2003).

Dates and venue

Material and information will be made available via the KESW2016 blog.


  • Time: Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30 
  • Exercises: Thursday, 11:30 - 13:00 (right after the lecture)
  • Detailed schedule: see KESW2017 blog
  • Room: Room 0235, Appelstraße 4, 2nd floor
  • Start: 07.04.2016


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