About KESW

This course provides an introduction to fundamental knowledge engineering principles as well as practical knowledge and insights into the use and application of state-of-the-art semantic technologies. Semantic (Web) technologies, based on established W3C standards such as RDF/OWL, Linked Data technologies and entity-centric markup (through RDFa and Microformats) enable the application of formal knowledge engineering principles on the Web and have emerged as defacto standards for sharing data or for annotating unstructured Web documents. The wider goal and purpose is to improve understanding and interpretation of Web documents and data, for instance, to facilitate Web search or data reuse. This course introduces key concepts of knowledge engineering and representation, their application specifically in the context of the (Semantic) Web and their contributions to tasks such as knowledge extraction or knowledge discovery.