Semantic Web
2009-2010 - IMT4931 - 5 ECTS

On the basis of

IMT4501 XML and Web Technologies

Expected learning outcomes

After successful completion, the students will be capable of:

  • Explaining and discussing the semantic web principles and semantic web standards
  • Discussing alternative formats for representing metadata
  • The application, creation and evaluation of ontologies
  • Applying and evaluating semantic web concepts and techniques in web service composition


  • Semantic web basics
  • Semantic web contents
  • Metadata frameworks
  • Ontology languages, authoring and management
  • Applications of metadata and ontologies
  • Semantic web services
  • Semantic web standards

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be offered both as an ordinary campus course and as a course that is offered in a flexible way to off-campus students. Lecture notes, e-lectures and other types of e-learning material will be offered through an LMS. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated by the LMS.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Exam counts 60%
  • Project counts 40%
  • Both parts must be passed individually.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal and external examinors evaluate the exam. Internal examiner evaluates the project.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit for the written exam.

Examination support

English dictionary.

Coursework Requirements

An intermediate, mid-term report must be handed in and be approved to be able to pass the course.

Teaching Materials


  • The Semantic Web: Semantics for Data and Services on the Web
    by Vipul Kashyap (Author), Christoph Bussler (Author), Matthew Moran (Author)

    Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (September 25, 2008)
    ISBN-13: 978-3540764519


  • Note handouts and research papers