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Manchester Advanced OWL tutorial: Family History

From: Robert Stevens <robert.stevens@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:18:38 +0000
Message-ID: <52EB5C5E.6050108@manchester.ac.uk>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

*Manchester Family History Advanced OWL Tutorial*

*Dates: *26^th /27^th February 2014

*Time*: 10am -- 5pm

*Location: *Room G306a Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester.

The Bio-Health Informatics Group at The University of Manchester invites 
you to participate in a newly developed OWL Ontology that covers more 
advanced language concepts for OWL.

The overall goal for this tutorial is to introduce the more advanced 
language concepts for OWL. This new tutorial builds on the Manchester 
Pizza Tutorial, by exploring OWL concepts in greater depth, 
concentrating on properties, property hierarchies, property features and 

The topic of family history is used to take the tutee through various 
modelling issues and, in doing so, using many features of OWL 2 to build 
a Family History Knowledgebase (FHKB). The exercises involving the FHKB 
are designed to maximise inference about family history through use of 
an automated reasoner on an OWL knowledgebase (KB) containing many 
members of the Stevens family.The aim, therefore, is to enable people to 
learn advanced features of OWL 2 in a setting that involves both classes 
and individuals, while attempting to maximise the use of inference 
within the FHKB.


*By the end of the tutorial you will be able to:*

1.Know about the separation of entities into TBox and ABox;

2.Use classes and individuals in modelling;

3.Write detailed class expressions;

4.Assert facts about individuals;

5.Use the effects of property hierarchies, property characteristics, 
domain/range constraints to drive inference;

6.Use property characteristics and subproperty chains on inferences 
about individuals

7.Understand and manage the consequences of the open world assumption in 
the TBox and ABox;

8.Use nominals in class expressions;

9.Appreciate some of the limits of OWL 2;

10.Discover how many people in the Stevens family are called "James".

The tutorial is led by Professor Robert Stevens 
<http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/%7Estevensr> and run by a team of experienced 
OWL users and researchers from Manchester.

Supplementary material for the tutorial can be found at: 

The cost of the course is 250 per day.

Registration and Further Information

To register, please email Kieran O'Malley

<mailto:kieran.omalley@manchester.ac.uk>) prior to February 21st 2014. 
Payment options will be returned to you following reservation. For 
further information please visit the website at:


Professor Robert Stevens
Bio-health Informatics Group
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
United Kingdom
M13 9PL

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6251
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