This two-day introductory ‘hands-on’ workshop aims to provide attendees with both the theoretical foundations and practical experience to begin building OWL ontologies using the latest version of the Protégé-OWL tools (Protege4).
This tutorial will cover the main conceptual parts of OWL through the hands-on building of an ontology of pizzas and their ingredients. A series of exercises take attendees through the process of conceptualizing the toppings found on a pizza; the entry of this classification into the Protégé environment; the description of many types of pizza. All this is set in the context of using automatic reasoning to check the consistency of the growing ontology and to use the reasoner to make queries about pizzas. Since 2003 this tutorial, in various forms, has been given over 20 times and been attended by hundreds of budding ontologists.
The aims of the tutorial are:
- understand the use of ontologies
- understand statements written in OWL;
- understand the role of automatic reasoning in ontology building;
- build an ontology and use a reasoner to draw inferences based on that ontology;
- gain experience in the Protégé 4 ontology building environment;
- gain insight into how OWL can play a role in semantic metadata.
- Learn the basic principles of OWL based ontologies using styles developed at The University of Manchester and in the Semantic Web Best Practice Working Party
- Gain hands-on experience with ontology development using the Protégé-OWL tools
- Learn how to use the expressive power of OWL and to take advantage of its inferencing capabilities to build robust, reusable models
- Learn about knowledge acquisition techniques and use them to model a subject domain
- Be introduced to the skills needed to participate in the growing community of users/developers of OWL
The tutorial is very much a ‘hands-on’ experience. By the end of the tutorial you will have gained sufficient experience in order to model knowledge using the Protégé software. Short talks included in both days introduce the theoretical aspects of ontology design.
The tutorial will be held on the 19 May - 20 May 2009, in Smith Training Room at the University of Manchester
There is a fee for this course. Please see details
Due to the hands-on nature of the tutorial, places will be limited to 20 participants, so we recommend you to register as soon as possible.
This tutorial is sponsored by JISC.