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Sam Gyun Oh
INFX 532
Seattle Campus

Ontology Design

Studies semantic interoperability among different metadata schemas and ontologies. Elaborates on concepts and technology related to Topic Maps, RDF Schema, and Web Ontology Language (OWL) to achieve advanced and semantic data modeling of complex data that exist in the real world. Prerequisite: INFX 531 or permission of instructor.

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The field of ontology design is a rapidly growing area in the modern information world. This course provides an in-depth study of the current and historical theory and practice surrounding the design, application and practice of ontologies. Particular attention is paid to emerging standards and practices in the semantic web and other modern information services, including new languages and services being developed to express these ontologies such as RDF, OWL, and Topic Maps. The study of ontologies is an underpinning of modern information management. This course will investigate semantic interoperability among different ontologies and elaborate on concepts and technology related to Topic Maps, RDF Schema, and Web Ontology Language (OWL) to achieve semantic data modeling of complex data that exist in the real world. Having background in XML and database design will be beneficial to understanding INFX532.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sam Gyun Oh
Date: 03/20/2012