AM3: Introduction to RDF and Semantic Reasoning
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  Mark Wallace   Mark Wallace
Principal Engineer, Semantic Applications
Modus Operandi, Inc.


Thursday, August 20, 2015
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Level:  Technical - Introductory

This course introduces students to RDF, RDFS, and a few bits of OWL. We then move on to sample model creation and automated reasoning. No Prior RDF knowledge necessary, but familiarity with XML and some basic Computer Science concepts a plus.

We use exercises and examples to reinforce learning, and cover the following:

  • What is RDF?
  • * Graph Model, Triples * URLs and Namespacing * Serialization Formats (RDF-XML, Turtle, NTriples) * RDF Querying

  • What is RDFS?
  • * What it adds to RDF * RDFS Constructs & Inference type, class, property, subClassOf, subpropertyOf,range, domain, label, comment)

  • RDFS++: Adding bits of OWL
  • * Transitive properties * Same As * Inverse Properties

  • Reasoning in action: A demonstration of all the concepts defined so far, in action
  • Q & A

Mr. Mark Wallace is Principal Software Engineer for Semantic Applications at Modus Operandi, where he serves as lead ontologist and semantic mentor for the company. Since 2002, Mr. Wallace has focused on practical applications of semantic technologies. He has taught and presented at the Semantic Technology and Smart Data Conferences for the past seven years. He is a key contributor to all three generations of the Modus Operandi Semantic Wiki. Recently he has led teams in the application of textual machine learning and pattern of life analytics over big data. He has over 25 years of experience in software development in both commercial and military applications, has published papers in the area of Semantics, and has worked with big data since 2009. Mr. Wallace has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.

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