This document outlines a project originally from the course "Semantic Web Topics" at LeHigh University. Students are asked to work in teams to design an OWL 2 DL ontology (or set of ontologies) for an application domain of their choice – ideally, this domain should be one they know about. Since students are also expected to create a set of instances that demonstrate the use of the ontology, they should also choose a domain that has data they can access. Ontologies must be valid OWL or OWL 2 DL ontologies and should use the rich modeling constructs of OWL as much as possible. A DL reasoner should be used to ensure that classes are satisfiable and that the ontology does not lead to unintended inferences.
Keywords: Web Ontology Language (OWL), RDF Schema, Description Logic (DL)
Author: Heflin, Jeff
Date created: 2013-02-01 05:00:00.000
Time required: P4H
Educational use: assessment
Educational audience: teacher-educationSpecialist
Interactivity type: active
- Communicates a domain model with words and diagrams.
- Participates in the social process of developing application profiles.
- Identifies real-world entities in an application domain as candidates for RDF classes.
- Identifies resource attributes and relationships between domain entities as candidates for RDF properties.
- Knows Web Ontology Language, or OWL (2004), as a RDF vocabulary of properties and classes that extend support for expressive data modeling and automated inferencing (reasoning).
- Understands the principles and practice of inferencing.