This set of lessons is an introduction to OWL and an introduction to RDF Schema (RDFS). OWL and RDFS are key Semantic Web technologies that give one a way to write down rich descriptions of RDF data. The lessons include introductory tutorials suitable to beginners and also an OWL reference for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Keywords: RDF Schema, Web Ontology Language (OWL)
Publisher: Cambridge Semantics
Time required: P1H30M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive
- Coins namespace URIs, as needed, for any new properties and classes required.
- Knows the naming conventions for RDF properties and classes.
- Uses RDF Schema to express semantic relationships within a vocabulary.
- Grasps essential differences between schemas for syntactic validation (e.g., XML) and for inferencing (RDF Schema).
- Understands how reasoning can be used for integrating diverse datasets.
- Understands the principles and practice of inferencing.
- Understands the role of formally declared domains and ranges for inferencing.