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Title A web-portal with semantic web technologies
Author Vangkilde, Ingrid
Supervisor Nilsson, Jørgen Fischer (Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Bruun, Hans (Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2003
Abstract The Semantic Web is an extension of the current web, where its contents contain information about their own meaning. This is achieved by adding metadata (i.e. data about data) to web documents. The Semantic Web is supposed to allow machines to "understand" the data they retrieve from the web. This thesis will illustrate the development of a web portal that makes use of the Semantic Web. The web portal will have as main task to assist DTU students to plan semester courses at IMM. The content of the portal will be data about IMM courses and students, and of course data about this data. The web portal being developed in this thesis project is required to extract information about IMM courses from other web sites (e.g. the DTU Course Catalogue and ACM Computing Classification System) and allow the people responsible for these courses to add more information about them. In the same way, DTU students must be able to feed the system with information about their own profiles. The system must then contain information about the meaning of this course information and student profiles, and how they relate to each other. The portal must then use this information to assist students to plan which courses they should follow in a specific semester. These requirements must be solved taking advantage of Semantic Web technologies. In this project, the current possibilities in the area of Semantic Web will be studied. It will be examined what kind of problems this technology is able to solve, what its limitations are, etc. Through the development of the portal, the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology will be shown in its present stage of development, and how it can be exploited.
Imprint Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU : DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Keywords semantic web; description logics; XML; RDF; DAML+OIL; web; portal; Internet; ontology; knowledge base; classification; data constraints
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