Readings

From Info216

Textbook

  • New textbook in the Spring semester 2021 is The Knowledge Graph Cookbook - Recipes that Work, by Andreas Blumauer and Helmut Nagy (April 16, 2020). mono/monochrom. The whole book is mandatory reading.
  • The old textbook in INFO216 was Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL by Dean Allemang and James Hendler (Jun 3, 2011). Morgan Kaufmann. It is still recommended reading, but not mandatory.


Other materials

In addition, the materials listed below for each lecture are either mandatory or suggested reading. More materials will be added to each lecture in the coming weeks.

The lectures and lectures notes are also part of the curriculum.

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Lectures

Below are the mandatory and suggested readings for each lecture. All the textbook chapters in Blumauer & Nagy are mandatory, whereas the chapters in Allemang & Hendler are suggested. Java-based readings are also available as an alternative to the Python-based materials.


Lecture 1: Knowledge Graphs

Themes:

  • Introduction to Knowledge Graphs
  • Organisation of INFO216

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials:

  • Chapters 1-2 in Allemang & Hendler (suggested)


Lecture 2: RDF

Themes:

  • RDF
  • Programming RDF in Python
  • The group project

Mandatory readings:

  • Pages 25-28, 92-100, 125-128, and 164-167 in Blumauer & Nagy (mandatory)
  • W3C's RDF 1.1 Primer (mandatory)
  • rdflib 5.0.0 materials:
    • Main page
    • Getting started with RDFLib
    • Loading and saving RDF
    • Creating RDF triples
    • Navigating Graphs
    • Utilities and convenience functions
  • Slides from the lecture

Useful materials:


Lecture 3: SPARQL

Themes:

  • SPARQL queries
  • SPARQL Update
  • Programming SPARQL and SPARQL Update in Python

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials:

Lecture 4: Tools and services

Themes:

  • Application architecture
  • Triple stores and Blazegraph
  • Endpoints and Wikidata Query Service (WDQS)
  • Web APIs and JSON-LD
  • Serialisation formats

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials:

Lecture 5: RDFS

Themes:

  • RDFS
  • Axioms, rules and entailment
  • Programming RDFS in Python

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials:

Lecture 6: OWL 1

Themes:

  • Basic OWL concepts
  • Axioms, rules and entailments
  • Programming basic OWL in Python

Mandatory readings:


Lecture 7 and 8: Vocabularies

Themes:

  • LOD vocabularies and ontologies

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials:


 

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