Introduction to RDF

$175.00

Dates: April 5 - May 2

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course will focus on the the basic concepts of the RDF framework, including URIs, Subjects, Predicates, and Objects, and how to use vocabularies as Properties. We will work with an XML representation (serialization) of RDF and create some simple RDF resource descriptions (triples) and demonstrate how these descriptions can be used to link/share different information about resources. The course will also introduce the fundamentals of Semantic vocabularies and ontologies in RDFS, SKOS, and OWL.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

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We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

One of the main goals the semantic web (which includes the concepts of Linked Data/the Web of Data) is to allow the web to be treated like a database through structured metadata, controlled vocabularies, and data linking.

Simply put, semantics is the process of adding description and information to resources to help us (and machines) to understand the meaning of these resources. This is not a foreign concept to LIS professionals, the language and tools of semantic data, however, are a relatively new and evolving discipline.

This course will focus on the the basic concepts of the RDF framework, including URIs, Subjects, Predicates, and Objects, and how to use vocabularies as Properties. We will work with an XML representation (serialization) of RDF and create some simple RDF resource descriptions (triples) and demonstrate how these descriptions can be used to link/share different information about resources. The course will also introduce the fundamentals of Semantic vocabularies and ontologies in RDFS, SKOS, and OWL.

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

Robert ChavezRobert 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.

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