Course Name: 

Semantic Web Technologies


M.Tech (IT)


Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Introduction to the Semantic Web – What is Semantics; Syntax, Structure and Semantics, Formal Languages, Semantic Web vision and Layered Cake Architecture

Vocabularies (Dublin Core, RSS, FOAF); Taxonomies - Descriptive Taxonomies, Navigational Taxonomies, Data Management Vocabulary, Roles of taxonomy in Content Management, Building and Maintaining taxonomies;

Structured Web Documents and Resource Description Framework – Understanding content, Metadata, metadata standards, XML + metadata specification, RDF and metadata processing, Knowledge Organization Systems; Classification of organization systems; Relationship Models; Programming with RDF/XML; 

Web Ontology Language (OWL) - Ontology, Domain Modeling - Logic, Inferencing, Context; Programming with Ontology;

Logic Reasoning for the Semantic Web - Classification and semantic metadata extraction techniques: statistical, statistical learning/AI, lexical and natural language,knowledge based;

Linked Data, Role of Agents, Semantic Web and Intelligent Agents;

Semantic Applications - demonstrating power of semantic technology for services, search, personalization, contextual directory and custom/enterprise applications; next generation semantic content management,

Review of some of the active projects (e.g., SHOE, OntoBroker, InfoQuilt) and initiatives (OntoWeb, DAML); Contributions of IR, AI, Logic, and NLP to Semantic Web and Research Trends.


P Hitzler, M Krötzsch, S Rudolph, Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies, Chapman & Hall, 2009.
K Breitman, M A Casanova, W Truszkowski, Semantic Web: Concepts, Technologies and Applications, Springer, 2010.
John Hebeler, Matthew Fisher, Ryan Blace, Andrew Perez- Lopez, Semantic Web Programming Wiley, 2009.
Grigoris Antoniou and Frank van Harmelen, A Semantic Web Primer, 2nd Edition, The MIT Press, 2008.
Rajendra Akerkar, Foundations of the Semantic Web Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, Oxford, 2009.


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