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Computer Science Course Information
|Course No.||CIS 786||Sections||001|
|Title||Ontologies, Ontology Tool Design and Semantic Web|
|Instructor|| Yehoshua Perl
|Instructor Office Hours||
|Description||Ontologies, according to Gruber’s definition, describe “specification of a conceptualization.” They are knowledge representation systems helping to overcome terminological and communication gaps in application systems.
The semantic web is the vision of Tim Berner Lee of the future web
providing “semantic” agents support for users, beyond what current web is able to.
Ontologies are crucial building blocks for the semantic web.
Due to their huge size and complexity ontologies are hard to design, manage and comprehend. Ontology tools are designed with emphasis of human factors to help in this challenge. Those issues will be explored in this special topic course.
|Text Book(s)||No textbook required, using papers|
|Time & Place||Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 12:55 PM Info 4415|
|Other Info||Academic Honor Code
Grades are based on presentations
Oral powerpoint presentations based on papers.
The NJIT academic honor code
(http://www.njit.edu/academics/honorcode.php)applies in full to this
class. Note in particular that copying programs, in full or in part, is
forbidden. You may discuss ideas and concepts with your fellow
students, but you may NOT copy any code.