January 5-30, 2015 / $175
This course will focus on the SPARQL query language (used to query RDF and semantic data) as well as the concept of the semantic 'triple' and RDF triplestores (a type of database for semantic data). Topics will include: the fundamentals of SPARQL how to write SPARQL queries against RDF tripe stores and interact with existing triple stores, how SPARQL is used to access, disseminate, and exchange semantic data on the web. We'll also spend a good deal of time studying how semantic systems are implemented on the web by looking at working open access examples of semantic data searches, triplestore, and semantic interfaces on the web. One of the primary goals of this course is for the student to understand how semantic data is used, accessed, and disseminated on the web.
This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems, and may assume a certain level of background knowledge covered in other courses in the sequence.