Semantic Web Technologies for eLearning

This course aims at proving the necessary knowledge and skills for using semantic web technologies for the purposes of teaching and learning over the web. The course focuses on understanding, engineering, and deploying ontologies for organizing and exploiting learning/teaching material and learning objects during the educational process.

Course Contents:
Course lectures are expected to cover:
I. Basic notions, motivations, architecture(s) and introduction to semantic web technologies for knowledge management.
II. From structured XML documents to the description of resources using RDF and RDFS
III. Ontologies: The OWL family of languages.
IV. Ontology Engineering: Methodologies and tools.
V. Managing and deploying ontologies to the semantic web: Storage and exploitation, alignment, learning and evolution.
VI. Semantic portals, semantic wikis for learning.

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Recommended Reading:
- Y.Sure "A Short Tutorial on Semantic Web",, 2006.
- E. Motta "Semantic Web Applications",, 2007.
- G. Antoniou, F. van Harmelen, "Εισαγωγή στο σημασιολογικό ιστό", εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, 2009.
- J. Allemang, J.Hendler, "Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL", Elsevier & Morgan Kauffman Pub. , 2008.
- G. Klyne, J.Caroll, "Resource Description Framework (RDF): Concepts and Abstract Syntax",, 2004
- D. Brickley, R.V.Guha, "RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema",, 2004
- P. Hayes "RDF Semantics",, 2004
- E. Prud'hommeaux, A.Seaborne, "SPARQL Query Language for RDF",, 2007
- D. McGuiness, F.van Harmelen, "OWL Web Ontology Language Overview",, 2004.
- S. Bechhofer, F.van Harmelen, J.Hendler, I.Horrocks, D.McGuinness, P.Patel-Schneider. L.Stein, "OWL Web Ontology Language Reference",, 2004
- S. Smith, C.Welty, D.McGuinness "OWL Web Ontology Language: Guide",, 2004
- N. Noy, D.McGuinness, "Ontology Development 101: A Guide to Creating Your First Ontology",
- S.Bechhofer, "An introduction to OWL",, 2007
- M. Bergman, "A Brief Survey of Ontology Development Methodologies",, 2010
- A. Gomez Perez, "Ontological Engineering",, 2007