Semantic Technologies

A session at XML Summer School 2011

Monday 19th September, 2011

12:00am to 12:00am (GMT)

Accord­ing to a Price­Wa­ter­house­Coopers report, “Semantic Web tech­no­lo­gies could revo­lu­tion­ize enter­prise decision mak­ing and inform­a­tion shar­ing”. By con­nect­ing more flex­ible, stand­ard­ized ways to model and share data with best prac­tices for identi­fy­ing the mean­ing (or, at the very least, the source) of descript­ive terms, Semantic Web tech­no­lo­gies open up new pos­sib­il­it­ies for devel­op­ing applic­a­tions that work across the web or behind your firewall.

In this course, we’ll learn about the build­ing blocks of the Semantic Web such as the RDF data model, the RDFa ver­sion that lets you embed machine-readable facts (or “triples”) into web pages, the SPARQL query lan­guage, and the Web Onto­logy Lan­guage (OWL) for defin­ing vocab­u­lar­ies and term rela­tion­ships. We’ll also learn about some of the open source and com­mer­cial soft­ware that lets you assemble these build­ing blocks into applic­a­tions that help you get more out of both your own data and the increas­ing amount of pub­licly avail­able linked data.

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Andy Seaborne

Semantic web developer, Jena and RDF databases. Climber. bio from Twitter

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Leigh Dodds

Dad. Gaming & Open Data Geek. Senior Consultant at @ODIHQ. Chair of @BathHacked. Author of @datapatterns bio from Twitter

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Jeni Tennison


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Bob DuCharme


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XML Summer School 2011

England England, Oxford

18th23rd September 2011

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Starts 19th September 2011 at 12:00am GMT

Ends 20th September 2011 at 12:00am GMT

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Books by speaker

  • Professional XML Schemas
  • Advanced XML Applications from the Experts at The XML Guild
  • Beginning XSLT 2.0

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