This slide presentation of lecture material was used as part of a course given at The University of Edinburgh School of Informatics. This lecture introduces RDF Schema and discusses its benefits as well as its constraints and limitations. This includes inference and semantics, entailments, comparisons to OWL (such as the handling of disjointedness), and serializing RDF in XML.
Keywords: eXtensible Markup Language (XML), Entailment, RDF Schema
Author: McNeill, Fiona
Date created: 2013-02-04 05:00:00.000
Time required: P30M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive
- Correctly uses sub-class relationships in support of inference.
- Correctly uses sub-property relationships in support of inference.
- Grasps essential differences between schemas for syntactic validation (e.g., XML) and for inferencing (RDF Schema).
- Understands that resources are declared to be members (instances) of classes using the property rdf:type.
- Understands the role of formally declared domains and ranges for inferencing.