Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau
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Semantic Web

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Summer Term 2009


The lecture starts on Monday, June 29!


Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab and Dr. Maciej Janik

The lecture is given in English. Lectures (corresponding to 2h/week) and excercises/tutorials (corresponding to 2h/week) together result in 6 ECTS.


This lecture is part of the international summer academy and therefore is held in the last 4 weeks of the term. Students from Koblenz may however attend and earn credits as usual.


The exam is held on July 23rd. Either as an oral examination or as a written exam depending on the number of attendees.


Here is the corresponding entry for the  lecture in Klips and for the tutorials/excercises in Klips.



  • Application of Semantic Web technologies
  • XML
  • Ontologies
  • Developing ontologies
  • OWL
  • Mapping Ontologies


  • Developing an Ontology in OWL
  • Integrating ontologies
  • Programming in Java with Ontologies


Lectures are recorded using Lecturnity software. To play recorded lectures, you need to download a free lecturnity player.

Week 1: Dr. Janik

29.6.09 16.00-17.30 Lecture: Overview of Semantic Web Objectives and Methods (pdf)

29.6.09 18.00-19.30 Excercise

30.6.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: XML (pdf) & RDF (pdf)

30.6.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise

1.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: Ontologies (pdf) and RDFS (pdf)

1.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise

2.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: OWL [part1] (pdf), Ontology Design 101 (pdf)

2.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise - Ontology Design Guidelines (pdf)

3.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: OWL [part2] (pdf), Ontology Desing Patterns (pdf), Example of Ontology Modeling in OWL (pdf)

3.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise one possible solution

Week 2: Prof. Staab

6.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: SPARQL, Named Graphs

6.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise

7.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: Networked Graphs and SPARQL Protocol (pdf), Semantics in User Interfaces (1) (pdf) [freebase parallax video]

7.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise

9.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: Semantics in User Interfaces (2) (pdf), Linked Open Data (1) (pdf)

9.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise

10.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: Linked Open Data (2) (pdf), Information Extraction (1) (pdf)

10.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise 1 / test data

Week 3: Prof. Staab

17.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: Information Extraction (2) (pdf), Semantic Search (1) (pdf)

17.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise

Week 4: Prof. Staab

20.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: Semantic Search (2) (pdf), Semantic Social Web (1) (pdf)

20.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise

21.7.09 8.30-10.00 Lecture: Semantic Social Web (2) and Semantic Mediawiki (pdf)

21.7.09 10.15-11.45 Tutorial/Excercise