Introduction to Linked Data
Instructor: Robert Chavez
Dates: December 2nd, 2019 through January 3rd, 2020
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
This course is an expansion of the "Introduction to the Semantic Web" course. Here we will build on the foundations established in the previous course (RDF, SKOS, OWL, URIs, etc.) and focus on Linked Data.
Specifically, we will study what 'Linked Data' is and how it is being used on the web, as well as how RDF, URIs, standard web protocols, ontologies and taxonomies all fit together to create the concepts known as Linked Data, the Web of Data, and of course, the Semantic Web. In addition, we will look at different ways that RDF data can be represented (RDF serializations): Turtle, N-Triples, and JSON-LD.
There will be a deeper dive into the technical nature of Linked Data and the Semantic Web in an effort to help you understand how these concepts actually work and in an effort to get you the information you need to start or contribute to Linked Data projects of your own.
This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems, and may assume a certain level of background knowledge covered in other courses in the sequence.
Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University. From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From 1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New England Journal of Medicine as Content Applications Architect. Interview with Robert Chavez
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
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